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Ponca Tribe of of Nebraska, Knox County file federal opioid lawsuits

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and Knox County have waded into the legal fight over the nation’s opioid addiction epidemic, arguing that the Native American people and the county’s budget are suffering at the hands of the nation’s prescription drugmakers and sellers.

The pair filed separate lawsuits in federal court in Omaha against 25 defendants, including Walgreens and CVS pharmacies, Purdue Pharma, which makes the multibillion-dollar seller OxyContin, and Johnson & Johnson.


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