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Drug distributors rest their case in West Virginia opioid trial

After only five days of testimony, lawyers representing the country’s three largest drug distributors rested their defense in the landmark opioid trial taking place in federal court in West Virginia.  After attempting to shift the blame to multiple other parties, from the drug manufacturers to the doctors prescribing the bills, the distributors’ final expert witness […]