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The national opioid crisis has triggered an avalanche of lawsuits around the country. Pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors are often among the named defendants, but other entities are also at risk. The wide variety of claims that figure in these lawsuits means that all health care industry participants should evaluate their risk of being subjected to an opiate-related claim. Many of these suits are being consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL), while others are being handled as individual claims. Here are several recommended action items based on the claims and facts alleged in many of the opioid-related lawsuits consolidated in the Opiate… Continue Reading Health Care Providers and Pharmaceutical Distributors Should Heed These Warnings to Reduce the Risk of an Opioid-Related Lawsuit