Cardinal Health Inc. News

Oklahoma AG Sues 3 Opioid Distributors

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter on Jan. 13 brought a lawsuit against three distributors of opioids after winning a lawsuit against one drug manufacturer and reaching pretrial settlements in other cases. Hunter filed the lawsuit in Cleveland County District Court …

Four Drugmakers Reach $260M Settlement, Ending Opioid Trial Set to Start Today

Four large drug companies reached a last-minute $260 million legal settlement over their role in the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic, averting the first federal trial that was scheduled to start Monday morning in Cleveland. The settlement covers drug distributors and …

Purdue’s Sackler Family Must Face Opioid Suits in New York

The billionaire owners of Purdue Pharma LP must face a New York lawsuit claiming they triggered the U.S. opioid epidemic, a judge ruled, handing an early victory to states and local governments seeking to recoup billions of dollars in social …

Vermont Sues Two Prescription Opioid Distributors

Vermont filed a lawsuit against two pharmaceutical distributors, accusing them of selling ever-increasing amounts of prescription opioids in the state while failing to effectively monitor and control the sales and acknowledge the quantity of pills was outpacing the need. The …

Purdue Pharma Owners Sued by New York Over Opioid Addiction Epidemic

The billionaire owners of Purdue Pharma LP were sued by New York state for allegedly triggering a U.S. addiction epidemic with their marketing of the Oxycontin painkiller, just two days after the company agreed to pay $270 million to settle …

New York City Sues Drug Companies Over Opioid Epidemic

New York City on Tuesday sued eight companies that make or distribute prescription opioids, blaming them for fueling a deadly epidemic afflicting the most populous U.S. city. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the lawsuit sought $500 million of damages to …

Delaware Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors Over Epidemic

Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers. The lawsuit, filed by Delaware Attorney …

3 Native American Tribes in Dakotas Sue Opioid Industry Groups

Three Native American tribes in the Dakotas are suing opioid manufacturers and distributors, alleging they concealed and minimized the addiction risk of prescription drugs. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate sued 24 opioid …

Court Blocks Drug Enforcement Against Florida’s Cardinal Health, CVS

A U.S. appeals court has agreed to temporarily allow Cardinal Health Inc. to continue distributing strictly-controlled prescription drugs from a Florida facility, blocking a Drug Enforcement Administration order to suspend shipments. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of …

Agents Raid 2 Florida CVS Stores in Prescription Drug Abuse Probe

Agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration raided two CVS pharmacies in Florida as part of an effort to curb the abuse of prescription painkillers and other potentially addictive substances. The action on Saturday came one day after the agency …