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Federal judge invites states to discuss opioid crisis


January 12, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge who's overseeing lawsuits from around the country against the pharmaceutical industry has invited state attorneys general to join discussions and provide input.

Judge Dan Polster in Cleveland is overseeing a consolidated case involving dozens of suits filed by communities against drugmakers and drug distributors.

Polster told The Associated Press Thursday he invited representatives this week from two groups of attorneys general to attend a hearing later this month.

One group, represented by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, has filed its own lawsuits...

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