McKesson loses bid to make insurers cover opioid defense

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(Reuters) - Two insurers do not have to cover McKesson Corp's defense costs in lawsuits accusing the drug distributor of enabling rampant illegal opioid sales, a federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley in San Francisco on Tuesday ruled that AIG unit National Union Fire Insurance Co of Pittsburgh and ACE Property and Casualty Insurance Co were off the hook because the lawsuits accused McKesson of deliberate conduct, which was not covered by the policies at issue.

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