The opioid crisis is forcing more kids into the foster system


West Union, Ohio — Four major drug companies reached a last-minute settlement Monday, avoiding the first federal trial in the opioid epidemic. The companies, McKesson, Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen and Teva Pharmaceutical, reached a settlement totaling $260 million with two counties in Ohio.

They're the first of nearly 3,000 plaintiffs across the country, suing companies over drugs that have killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. The crisis is putting tremendous pressure on foster care families.