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Drugmakers Denied Patient Info In Opioid MDL Bellwethers

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 7:13 PM EDT) -- A special master in multidistrict litigation over the opioid crisis on Monday shot down “clearly overbroad” drugmaker requests for detailed medical information about patients, while also warning plaintiffs attorneys that not producing the information could jeopardize their bellwether cases.

The ruling from special master David R. Cohen applied to three sets of document requests from the drugmakers in cases filed by local governments in Ohio. Attorneys for the local governments objected to the scope of the requests, which sought wide-ranging information about patient medical histories, and...
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Case Title

In Re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation


Case Number

1:17-md-02804

Court

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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