Cardinal Health News

Louisville Sues Drug Distributors Over Kentucky Opioid Epidemic

Officials in Kentucky’s largest city have filed suit in federal court against opioid distributors, accusing them of contributing to the drug epidemic in the state. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced the lawsuit Monday, saying that Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen and McKesson …

Drug Company Deflects Blame in Lawsuit Over West Virginia Opioid Crisis

A West Virginia city’s lawsuit against a drug company has led to a dispute over which is at fault in the opioid epidemic. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported last week that one of the nation’s largest drug wholesalers is attempting to …

Cardinal Health Seeks Dismissal of Drug Suits in 6 West Virginia Counties

A pharmaceuticals distributor has asked a federal judge to dismiss lawsuits filed by six West Virginia counties over the opioid crisis, arguing that they were filed too late and the matter was already addressed in a state suit. Cardinal Health …

Ohio AG DeWine Sues 5 Drug Companies Over Opioid Crisis

The state of Ohio on May 30 sued five major drug manufacturers, accusing them of misrepresenting the risks of prescription opioid painkillers that have fueled a sky-rocketing drug addiction epidemic. The suit, filed by Attorney General Mike DeWine, comes as …

West Virginia Settles Opioid Lawsuits Against 2 More Drug Distributors

Two major prescription drug distributors have agreed to settle a West Virginia lawsuit alleging they fueled West Virginia’s opioid epidemic with excessively large shipments of painkillers into the state over several years. Boone County Circuit Court Judge William Thompson disclosed …

Report: West Virginia Flooded with Painkillers by Drug Wholesalers

Drug wholesalers shipped 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to West Virginia in just six years, a period when 1,728 people fatally overdosed on these two painkillers, according to an investigation by the Charleston Gazette-Mail. That amounts to 433 of …

Records Show Company Shipped Millions of Pills to West Virginia

Federal records show a drug company shipped 241 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to West Virginia over a five-year period. The Charleston Gazette-Mail (reports Cardinal Health’s shipment figures were disclosed in a 2015 court document filed as part of an …

West Virginia Agencies Join Lawsuit Alleging Pain Pill Abuse

Two West Virginia agencies are joining a lawsuit against an Ohio drug company, alleging its negligent practices have helped fuel the state’s pain pill abuse epidemic. The Department of Health and Human Resources and the Department of Military Affairs and …

Court Allows Suspension of Cardinal Health’s Florida Shipping Center

A U.S. appeals court allowed the government to suspend Cardinal Health Inc.’s license to distribute potentially addictive drugs from a Florida facility, part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s battle against prescription drug abuse. The appeals court had previously granted an …