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DoJ to file ‘Statement of Interest’ in cases against opioid makers, distributors

Jaclyn Jaeger | February 28, 2018

The Department of Justice this week announced it will be filing a Statement of Interest in a multi-district action regarding hundreds of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

“President Trump and this administration have made ending this unprecedented crisis a priority, and the Department of Justice is committed to using every lawful tool at our disposal to turn the tide,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement.

The plaintiffs include numerous cities, municipalities, and medical institutions that have borne the costs of the prescription opioid crisis.  The plaintiffs seek to recover the costs associated with providing treatment and public safety measures relating to the opioid epidemic from those who... To get the full story, subscribe now.