From Asbestos to Opioids

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From asbestos to opioids, trial lawyers are setting their sights on big payouts:

An East Texas county is suing a slew of prescription painkiller manufacturers and distributers in federal court, accusing them of fueling an opioid addiction epidemic that has gripped communities across the nation — in part by allegedly inflating the drugs’ benefits in treating chronic pain and downplaying the addiction risks.

Learn more about the lawsuit in Texas Tribune’s article, “East Texas county sues drug companies, alleges role in opioid crisis.