New Opioid Lawsuits
Opioid Suits Filed in Alabama and Ohio
August 22, 2017
Ten cities and counties in Alabama and Ohio have filed lawsuits against several pharmaceutical distributors – including AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson – alleging that the companies have stoked the flames of the nationwide opioid epidemic.
The suits allege that the companies have routinely failed to report suspicious wholesale orders of opioid medications, thereby worsening a drug crisis that claims approximately 30,000 lives every year. Drug distributors are federally required to report any orders that are out of the ordinary.
The suits’ complaints include those filed under the Corrupt Practices Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, and public nuisance claims.
No drug manufacturers are named in the suits, which were filed in Birmingham, Alabama; Cincinnati and Portsmouth, Ohio, and the Ohio Counties of Belmont, Brown, Clermont, Jackson, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton. Most municipal opioid suits, such as those filed in California, Chicago, New Hampshire, and New York, name drug manufacturers as defendants.
Spokespeople for AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson have denied responsibility.
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