HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Distributors' 'mountain o...

Mon May 3, 2021, 04:19 PM

Distributors' 'mountain of opioid pills' fueled epidemic, W.Virginia judge told [View all]

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) -A city and county in West Virginia launched their case against the three largest U.S. drug distributors at a widely anticipated trial on Monday, accusing them of fueling the opioid crisis that has resulted in nearly 500,000 overdose deaths in the United States over two decades.

"We intend to prove the simple truth that the distributor defendants sold a mountain of opioid pills into our community, fueling the opioid epidemic," Paul Farrell, a lawyer for Cabell County, said in his opening statement in Charleston, West Virginia.

"The pain, death and destruction to our community cannot be overstated," said Anne Kearse, a lawyer for the city of Huntington.

Lawyers for the distributors - AmerisourceBergen Corp, McKesson Corp and Cardinal Health Inc - are expected to give their opening statements later on Monday.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/drug-distributors-face-off-against-west-virginia-in-billion-dollar-opioid-trial/ar-BB1giVKe?ocid=NL_ENUS_D1_20210503_6_2

15 replies, 1926 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 15 replies Author Time Post
Reply Distributors' 'mountain of opioid pills' fueled epidemic, W.Virginia judge told [View all]
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2021 OP
leftieNanner May 2021 #1
appalachiablue May 2021 #3
leftieNanner May 2021 #5
appalachiablue May 2021 #6
leftieNanner May 2021 #7
appalachiablue May 2021 #9
appalachiablue May 2021 #4
msongs May 2021 #2
rickyhall May 2021 #8
Hekate May 2021 #10
twodogsbarking May 2021 #11
TheDemsshouldhireme May 2021 #12
Evolve Dammit May 2021 #13
ExTex May 2021 #14
Mosby May 2021 #15