Drug companies shipped hundreds of millions of suspicious opioid orders to Ohio, court documents say

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Drug manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies and practitioners acted as street couriers and shipped "hundreds of millions" of suspicious opioid doses over 20 years to two Ohio counties, according to a motion filed in federal court for the Northern District of Ohio.

The motion filed Friday by attorneys for Summit and Cuyahoga counties paint a picture of drug companies driven by greed in part for their failure to report suspicious shipments of prescription painkillers that helped fuel the opioid epidemic.

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