Newswise — Two Ohio counties settled with four drug companies on the eve of a landmark federal trial over responsibility for the opioid epidemic.The $260 million deal emerged just an hour before opening arguments were to begin Monday.

Indiana University expert Nicolas Terry is available to comment. For more information, contact April Toler at 812-855-3851 or

Nicolas Terry is the Hall Render Professor of Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and executive director of the Hall Center for Law and Health. Educated at Kingston University and the University of Cambridge, his research interests lie at the intersection of medicine, law and information technology. He has a strong interest in the current lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies by cities, counties and states throughout the U.S.