Opioid Rx The lawsuit could open up PBMs across the country to potential settlements as well as court orders meant to change the way the drug industry operates. (Photo: Shutterstock)

They'd been out of the fight over the widespread use and abuse of opioids, but that could be about to change. Pharmacy benefit managers are being targeted by a lawsuit filed by Webb County, in South Texas, charging that PBMs enabled the opioid crisis and profited from the sale of the drugs that fueled it, according to a lawyer who represents the county.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.