Legal eagle goes after opioid wholesale distributors Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

 

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  • While the opioid crisis has received a significant amount of attention, and strategies have been put into place to try to curb the epidemic of overuse and misuse, few of the responsible parties have been held to account
  • One West Virginia attorney has sued opioid wholesale distributors using a state nuisance statute. Distributors should have reported suspicious activity, yet didn’t. Farrell charges that this unlawful conduct is what has given rise to the public nuisance of rampant opioid addiction
  • Cardinal Health, one of the three largest opioid distributors in the U.S., denies accountability, blaming the opioid crisis on doctors, pharmacists, regulators and the Drug Enforcement Agency
  • However, there’s ample evidence showing Cardinal Health ignored suspiciously large orders, shipping an alarming number of pills into areas that should have raised big red warning flags
  • Wholesale distributors shipped 76 billion opioid pills across the U.S. between 2006 and 2012, more than 10 billion of which came through Cardinal Health

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How OxyContin Became the Most Dangerous and Hottest Selling Narcotic in History

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“OxyContin: Time Bomb” tells the story of how this painkiller became the most widely prescribed, abused, and profitable narcotic in history Continue reading

Top 10 Drug Company Settlements

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  • A record 4.02 billion prescriptions were written in the United States in 2011, showing Americans are taking more drugs than ever before and putting their health in the hands of some of the top corporate criminals in the world
  • Drug company settlements continue to be commonplace Continue reading