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Washington state sues J&J over role in opioid epidemic

|About: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)|By: , SA News Editor

Washington is the latest state to file litigation against Johnson & Johnson (JNJ -0.4%) over its role in the opioid crisis there.

A trial in New York is set to begin in March although many observers expect a settlement beforehand.

The company is also one of the targets in a federal probe to determine if it violated the Controlled Substances Act.

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