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Ky. Says Distributor Failed To Police Opioid Prescriptions

Law360 (February 20, 2018, 4:46 PM EST) -- Drug distributor Cardinal Health has exacerbated the opioid epidemic by filling suspicious drug orders and neglecting to alert the authorities about them, Kentucky's attorney general claimed in a suit filed Monday in state court.

Andy Beshear said Cardinal shipped orders of opioids throughout Kentucky that were unusually large and frequent and deviated from a past pattern, shunning its own data and “common sense” in favor of profits and market share. Beshear had previously sued McKesson Corp., which, with Cardinal and AmerisourceBergen, distributes 85 percent of the country’s...
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