Welch West Virginia opioid lawsuit News

West Virginia County Opts Out of Federal Opioid Negotiation Class

A West Virginia county has opted out of a federal opioid lawsuit negotiation class, allowing the county to pursue the case in state court. The Exponent Telegraph reports the Harrison County Commission opted out of the negotiation in early November …

West Virginia to Use $22M from Drug Distributor Suit for Addiction Treatment

West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Resources says it will use $22 million in settlement money from drug distributors to help address the addiction epidemic in the state. Legislation passed this year requires the department to increase inpatient treatment …

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 …

New West Virginia Town Files Suit Against Drug Wholesalers Over Opioid Abuse

A southern West Virginia town has joined other communities in seeking to recoup the costs of dealing with opioid abuse. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the McDowell County town of Welch filed a lawsuit Monday against several out-of-state drug distributors. The …