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Cardinal Health unit to pay $10 million to resolve US claims it failed to report suspicious opioid drug orders

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A Cardinal Health unit has agreed to pay $10 million to resolve claims that it failed to report to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration suspiciously large orders of addictive painkillers by New York-area pharmacies.

The settlement with New York City-based pharmaceutical distributor Kinray was disclosed in papers filed late on Thursday in Manhattan federal court. It came amid efforts by U.S. authorities to combat the nation's opioid drug epidemic.