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Federal data shows 76 billion opioid pills were distributed from 2006 to 2012. Photo by Education Images/UIG via Getty Images
$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis

Across the U.S., the pharmaceutical industry still faces more than 2,600 other lawsuits over the deadly disaster, and participants in those cases said the latest deal buys them time to try to work out a nationwide settlement of all claims.

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