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Lawyers for cities and counties suing drug companies over the opioid epidemic on Monday objected to a bid by pharmaceutical distributors and pharmacies to disqualify the federal judge overseeing the cases, saying it had no basis and came too late, Reuters reports. The lawyers for the plaintiffs argued the companies had waived their ability to seek the judge’s recusal, noting they were relying on statements he made more than a year ago to belatedly seek his disqualification.

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  • May I observe that ‘blood money’ should refer to cash from a crime that has already occurred – the good Governor may be sincere, but his metaphor is suspect in respect to the Sacklers. One could argue this is closer to a bribe offered for ‘future considerations.’

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