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David S. Weinstein, left, and Aram Bloom, right,. David S. Weinstein, left, and Aram Bloom, right, of  Hinshaw & Culbertson.

The recent crackdowns by state attorneys general and the U.S. Department of Justice on higher-level participants in the manufacture and distribution of opioid-based medications have increasingly affected how health care clients operate in that space. Specifically, as set out in recent indictments, it is no longer enough for manufacturers and distributors to have compliance and procedure controls in place, rather, entities and their individual executives and compliance officers are now being held personally liable for failure to enforce or otherwise implement those policies.

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