Big three drug distributors blame doctors, regulators in trial over opioid epidemic

 The three largest U.S. drug distributors, facing their first trial over claims that they fueled the opioid crisis, said responsibility for ballooning painkiller sales lies with doctors, drugmakers and regulators. AmerisourceBergen Corp (ABC.N), McKesson Corp (MCK.N) and Cardinal Health Inc (CAH.N) are defending themselves against a lawsuit brought by the city of Huntington and Cabell…

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Breaking down closing arguments in the Chauvin trial as jurors deliberate a verdict: “The world is watching”

Minnesota state officials are in crisis mode as they and the rest of the world await the jury’s decision in the Derek Chauvin trial. Governor Tim Walz declared a public safety emergency Monday, requesting law enforcement backup from neighboring Ohio and Nebraska in addition to the 3,000 active duty National Guard troops on duty guarding businesses and offices.…

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2 Nevada Inmates Plead Guilty in Deadly Prison Yard Attack

LAS VEGAS (AP) — TWO Nevada prison inmates have pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing another inmate in what authorities called a gang-related recreation yard attack at a correctional facility outside Las Vegas more than four years ago. Jeremy Kenneth Nuckles, 43, and Justin Matthias Muncy, 36, pleaded guilty Thursday in Clark County District Court to second-degree murder…

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