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Opioid MDL Judge Orders DEA To Share Data About All States And Territories

Mealey's (May 14, 2018, 7:45 AM EDT) -- CLEVELAND — Saying that the data has helped with litigation in six states, the Ohio federal judge overseeing the opioid multidistrict litigation on May 7 ordered the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to provide opioid monitoring data for the entire United States (In Re:  National Prescription Opiate Litigation, MDL Docket No. 2804, No. 17-md-2804, N.D. Ohio, Eastern Div.).

(Order available.  Document #28-180517-009R.)

The DEA maintains the Automated Records and Consolidated Orders System/Diversion Analysis and Detection System (ARCOS/DADS), which tracks opioid shipments to detect suspicious quantities. ...
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