Family impacted by opioid crisis wants reckoning


Four of the six defendants in a landmark federal case against opioid manufacturers and distributors negotiated a last-minute settlement. The tentative deal reportedly will cost those companies a combined $260 million, but avoids a trial that was supposed to begin in Cleveland Monday morning.

The Walgreens drugstore chain still faces trial at a later date unless it joins that settlement. This case is the first of more than 2,000 lawsuits filed by local governments over the opioid crisis that has killed about 400,000 Americans since 1999.