St. Louis Jury Issues $17.6M Verdict In Opioid Case

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For seven days, the nation’s opioid-abuse epidemic was on trial in St. Louis. Opioids lost, says the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A jury awarded a $17.6 million verdict, including $15 million in punitive damages, against a doctor and hospital. Brian Koon, a city parks employee, was prescribed more than 37,000 pain pills between 2008 and 2012 at levels far above those recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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