Opioid MDL Attys Clash With DEA Over Drug Data

Law360 (February 23, 2018, 5:58 PM EST) -- Attorneys targeting drug manufacturers and distributors in multidistrict litigation over the opioid crisis are clashing with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration regarding access to vast amounts of government data on painkiller sales, according to filings in Ohio federal court on Friday.

The showdown was described in status reports submitted by the DEA and attorneys for local governments that are suing drug companies over allegedly reckless opioid sales. At issue is the extent to which the attorneys can access a federal database known as ARCOS that contains...
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Case Title

In Re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation


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1:17-md-02804

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Ohio Northern

Nature of Suit

P.I.: Other

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Dan Aaron Polster (MDL 28

Date Filed

December 8, 2017

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