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Trial in West Virginia Opioid Lawsuit Postponed Indefinitely

A federal judge in West Virginia has indefinitely postponed a trial date in a lawsuit filed by the city of Huntington and Cabell County over the opioid crisis. The lawsuit accuses drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson of fueling …

Oklahoma AG Refiles Litigation Against Opioid Distributors

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has refiled lawsuits against three opioid distributors in one of the state’s counties hit hardest by the opioid epidemic. The litigation previously filed as one case in Cleveland County was refiled as three separate cases …

Oklahoma AG to Refile Suits Against Opioid Distributors in State Court

Oklahoma is dismissing its federal lawsuit against three of the nation’s largest opioid distributors and will refile new lawsuits in state court against each company individual, state Attorney General Mike Hunter said in a media release. The move comes three …

Opioid Distributors Sued by Michigan AG Under Drug Dealer Law

Michigan on Dec. 17 sued four companies over the deadly painkiller epidemic, becoming what state Attorney General Dana Nessel said is the first state to sue major opioid distributors under a liability law that is typically used to go after …

Delaware Attorney General Loses Appeal Bid in Opioid Lawsuit

The state Supreme Court has refused a request by Delaware’s attorney general to review a judge’s decision dismissing Walgreens as a defendant in Delaware’s lawsuit against the drug industry over the opioid crisis. The court issued a ruling Wednesday saying …

Delaware Loses Bid for High Court Review of Opioid Suit Ruling

A judge who dismissed Walgreens as a defendant in Delaware’s lawsuit against the drug industry over the opioid crisis has denied the government’s request to certify an appeal to Delaware’s Supreme Court. Wednesday’s ruling follows the judge’s denial in September …

Three Major Drug Distributors Negotiating to Settle Bellwether Opioid Case: WSJ

Three drug distributors are in talks with state and local governments to settle thousands of opioid lawsuits for $18 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the discussions. McKesson Corp., AmerisourceBergen Corp. and Cardinal Health …

West Virginia Hospitals Seek Damages from Opioid Companies in New Lawsuit

Hospitals in West Virginia have banded together to sue some of the country’s largest opioid companies, saying they flooded Appalachia with powerful painkillers and forced medical centers to deal with the financial repercussions. Nearly 30 West Virginia hospitals and 10 …

Report: DEA, Distributors Not Doing Enough to Fix West Virginia Opioid Crisis

A congressional report on prescription pill dumping in West Virginia blames U.S. prescription drug distributors and the Drug Enforcement Administration for not doing enough to help mitigate the nation’s opioid addiction and overdose crisis. The 324-page report released Dec. 19 …

Mississippi Files Suit Against 3 Opioid Distributors

Mississippi is suing three opioid distributors, saying it failed to prevent the diversion of those drugs into the state and contributed to the opioid crisis. The complaint was filed in Hinds County Circuit Court against Cardinal Health, McKesson Corp. and …