Doses of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen spill from a pill bottle. The federal judge hearing a lawsuit involving scores of state and local governments against the makers and distributors of opioid painkillers has asked the sides to begin settlement talks. (Patrick Sison/Associated Press file photo)

Doses of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen spill from a pill bottle. The federal judge hearing a lawsuit involving scores of state and local governments against the makers and distributors of opioid painkillers has asked the sides to begin settlement talks. (Patrick Sison/Associated Press file photo)

Editorial: An opioid settlement presents some concerns

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