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Endo International (ENDP) and Allergan (AGN) are in talks to avoid going to a landmark trial set to begin in October over the opioid crisis, according to the Wall Street Journal. Endo is close to finalizing a $10 million deal, and Allergan is in negotiations for a potential $5 million deal that would settle claims over its branded drugs but may not entirely eliminate it from the trial. The settlements, if finalized, would bring the companies in accord with two Ohio counties whose claims have been chosen to serve as bellwethers in litigation over the opioid crisis.

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