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"Ground zero of the opioid epidemic": West Virginia puts drug giants on trial

Published May 03 2021 at 6:00 AM GMT
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  • A series of federal cases over the pharmaceutical industry's push to sell narcotic painkillers which created the worst drug epidemic in US historyThe trial of the three biggest US drug distributors for illegally flooding West Virginia with hundreds of millions of prescription opioid pills, and driving the highest overdose rate in the country, is due to open on Monday.



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  • Published May 3, 2021 6:00 AM GMT