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Mallinckrodt files for bankruptcy amid U.S. opioid litigation

Oct 12 (Reuters) - Mallinckrodt Plc filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday in the face of lawsuits alleging it fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic and after the drugmaker lost a court battle to avoid paying higher rebates to state Medicaid programs for its top-selling drug. (Reporting by Nate Raymond in Boston and Rama Venkat in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni)

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