Huntington Mayor Steve Williams (L) and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (AP Photo/Leah M. Willingham)
West Virginia judge rules in favor of drug distributors in opioid suit
Three major drug distributors are off the hook for what may have been a $2.5 billion payment after a federal judge found them not liable for the opioid epidemic in parts of West Virginia, one of the hardest-hit areas of the country.
Despite distributing more than 51.3 million doses of oxycodone and hydrocodone to pharmacies in Cabell County and the city of Huntington over less than a decade, McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health didn’t cause an oversupply of opioids in the area, Judge David Faber ruled on Monday.
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