Richwood plans to sue drug distributors
By Daniel Tyson REGISTER-HERALD REPORTER Feb 1, 2017
Two more West Virginia towns are joining the growing number of cities and counties that are suing pharmaceutical companies and wholesalers the costs of dealing with opioid abuse.
The small Nicholas County town of Richwood plans to sue three large pharmaceutical distributors, similar to the $47 million case settled by West Virginia late last year.
The lawsuit against AmerisourceBergen Drug Co., Cardinal Health, Inc. and McKeeson Corp. is expected to be filed next week in Nicholas County Circuit Court.
The suit, according to attorney Charles “Rusty” Webb, will allege the pharmaceutical distributors caused and contributed to the opioid epidemic and will continue to cause Richwood, a town of about 1,700, to use a large sum of public to deal with the consequences of the opioid epidemic that was “fueled by [their] illegal, reckless and malicious actions” when they flooded West Virginia with prescription medication.Pastiche, azurnoir, Baba OhReally and 1 otherFanBoy like this
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