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Six drug companies subpoenaed in federal opioids probe

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At least six drug companies have received subpoenas from federal prosecutors, a development that indicates a broad criminal investigation is likely underway of the industry's role in the opioid epidemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.

A criminal probe would add to the woes of drug companies, many of which already face lawsuits from about 2,500 cities and counties in federal courts, and scores of othersfiled by state attorneys general and others in state courts, according to legal documents...

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