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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 …

Massachusetts and Rhode Island Doctor Pleads Guilty for Overprescribing Opioids

At Dr. Fathalla Mashali’s pain management clinics, the waiting rooms were often so packed with patients that people sat on the floor, leaned against walls and spilled into the hallways. That’s because, federal prosecutors say, Mashali was prescribing oxycodone and …

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 …

West Virginia Settles Claims Against 3 Drug Companies for $800K

The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office says it has reached settlements with three more prescription drug wholesalers for $800,000 resolving allegations they failed to detect, report and stop suspiciously large drug orders into the state. According to the office, the …

5 Drug Wholesalers to Settle West Virginia Pill Shipment Lawsuit for $4.2M

Five drug wholesalers have agreed to a $4.2 million settlement in a lawsuit alleging that they shipped an excessive number of prescription opioids to West Virginia, the attorney general said June 23. According to a news release, the settlement involves …

Unsealed Records Show Drug Firms Flooded Rural West Virginia With Painkillers

Information about pill shipments that prescription drug distributors being sued by the state had sought to keep secret show that the firms flooded rural West Virginia with hundreds of thousands of painkillers. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports a Boone County judge …

West Virginia Sues Prescription Drug Wholesaler For ‘Flooding’ State

West Virginia’s attorney general has accused one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical drug wholesalers of flooding the state with tens of millions of prescription pills in violation of state law. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Friday announced a lawsuit against …

Estate of Oregon Man Files Suit Against Home Care Agency in Death

The estate of a La Pine man who was paralyzed from the chest down has filed a lawsuit seeking $7.5 million in damages from a Bend home health care agency over his death. The estate of Mitchell Cox filed the …

Bill Subjecting Prescription Drugs to Trafficking Law Passes Oklahoma House

Individuals carrying large quantities of prescription drugs would face drug trafficking charges under legislation approved unanimously by the Oklahoma House of Representatives. House Bill 2589 by State Rep. Pat Ownbey, R-Ardmore, would add morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone and benzodiazepine to drugs …