Four drug companies reach a last-minute $260 million opioid settlement with two Ohio counties

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Four large drug companies reached a last-minute $260 million legal settlement on Monday over their role in the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic, striking a deal with two Ohio counties to avert the first federal trial over the crisis.

However, drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson and drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical fell short of a wider deal worth tens of billions of dollars to end all opioid litigation against them.

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