West Virginia opioid abuse lawsuit News

West Virginia’s Billion-Dollar Trial Against Opioid Distributors Gets Underway

The three largest U.S. drug distributors, who are accused of helping fuel the opioid crisis that has resulted in nearly 500,000 overdose deaths in the United States, will defend themselves in a trial that kicks off on Monday. The trial …

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 …

Trial Date Set for August in $1.25B West Virginia Opioid Settlement

West Virginia communities seeking a $1.25 billion settlement with the opioid industry are set to go on trial against the companies in late August, a federal judge said Thursday. The Aug. 31 trial date will serve as a deadline for …

Drug Industry to Pay $1.25B to Settle Opioid Suits with West Virginia

Communities in West Virginia say they would get $1.25 billion from the drug industry in a proposed settlement that would end most of the litigation stemming from the opioid crisis in the state. The deal would be the first of …

More States Could Settle Opioid Suits in Wake of West Virginia’s McKesson Deal

McKesson Corp.’s settlement of an opioid lawsuit with West Virginia — the state with the highest U.S. rate of drug-overdose deaths — may encourage other states to seek quick cash to cope with the rising societal costs of addiction. West …

McKesson to Pay $37M to Resolve West Virginia Opioid Suit

Drug distributor McKesson Corp has agreed to pay $37 million to resolve a lawsuit by the state of West Virginia alleging it helped fuel a U.S. opioid epidemic by failing to stop suspicious orders of painkillers by pharmacies in the …

West Virginia Settles With Pharmacy Accused of Providing 10M Painkillers

A pharmacy accused of dispensing millions of prescription pain pills in West Virginia has agreed to a $550,000 settlement with the state. In a news release, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says the settlement of a lawsuit involving Larry’s Drive-In Pharmacy …

11 More West Virginia Towns, Counties Sue Over Opioid Crisis

Eleven additional local West Virginia governments are suing drug companies who they say failed to follow state and federal law to prevent the distribution and abuse of prescription pain medication that’s created the state’s opioid crisis. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports …

Judge Denies McKesson Bid to Keep Lawsuit Out of West Virginia County

The nation’s largest prescription drug distributor has lost its bid to keep a lawsuit out of a West Virginia county. News outlets report a judge rejected McKesson’s claim that it has no duty under state law to refuse to ship …