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Civil and criminal cases are multiplying as more fingers point to Big Pharma as the engine in the addiction epidemic. In this Instant Insights, we look at the resulting litigation.

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The first trial over the opioid crisis opened Tuesday, with lawyers for the state of Oklahoma asking a judge to rule that Johnson & Johnson should pay tens of billions of dollars to fund an abatement program.

Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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