Summit county executive Ilene Shapiro speaks to the media Monday outside the U.S. Federal courthouse in Cleveland. The nation’s three dominant drug distributors and a big drugmaker have reached a $260 million deal to settle a lawsuit related to the opioid crisis just as the first federal trial over the crisis was due to begin Monday. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Summit county executive Ilene Shapiro speaks to the media Monday outside the U.S. Federal courthouse in Cleveland. The nation’s three dominant drug distributors and a big drugmaker have reached a $260 million deal to settle a lawsuit related to the opioid crisis just as the first federal trial over the crisis was due to begin Monday. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

$260M deal averts trial on opioid crisis

The deal contains no admission of wrongdoing by the defendants.

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