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US Opioid Legal Battle Heats Up

In the US, big pharmaceutical companies are on trial, following the deaths of 400 thousand people who took opioid drugs

In the US, big pharmaceutical companies are on trial, following the deaths of 400 thousand people who took opioid drugs. Canada holds a general election with tax cuts and environmental concerns about the oil industry on the agenda. And we'll hear about more Brexit uncertainty which continues to drag the pound lower – while thousands of miles away, China cuts interest rates on bank loans to businesses: we unpack why it’s all pulling on global stocks.

(One of the "Oxy Dollars" thrown outside the courthouse by protesters outside New York’s Southern District Federal Court in White Plains, where Purdue Pharmaceuticals bankruptcy hearing is being held. Photo by Erik McGregor/ LightRocket via Getty Images)

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