Map with pills Representatives from major pharmaceutical companies will testify before the House committee after an  investigation found that the companies distributed millions of pain pills just in one state. (Image: Shutterstock)

As the opioid crisis drags on, the wheels of justice continue to turn, with distributors of opioids scheduled to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in May and a federal judge in Ohio setting a trial date for next March for cases from three of the cities and counties that have brought suit against drug companies.

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Marlene Satter

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