US judge finds for 3 drug distributors in WVa opioid lawsuit


$764,000 initiative is being paid for with federal stimulus money A U.S. judge finds three major drug distributors should not be held responsible for the opioid health crisis in West Virginia The plaintiffs in the landmark lawsuit had sought more than $2.5 billion that would have gone toward efforts to reduce overdoses deaths and the number of people with opioid addiction The companies blamed an increase in prescriptions written by doctors poor communication and pill quotas set by federal agents U.S. district judge David Faber wrote in his 184 page ruling that while there is a natural tendency to assign blame in such cases they must be decided not based on sympathy but on the facts and the law Back

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