Opioids Drug distributors, manufacturers and retailers face thousands of similar lawsuits by state and local governments nationwide over the opioid crisis in which 400,000 Americans have died in the past two decades. (Photo: Shutterstock)

(Bloomberg) –The biggest drug distributors in the U.S. were accused of swamping a West Virginia county with millions of doses of painkillers as testimony is set to begin in the first trial over the companies' role in the opioid crisis.

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