Neb. Tribes Sue Pharma Cos. Over 'Havoc' From Opioid Crisis

By Danielle Nichole Smith (May 9, 2018, 4:30 PM EDT) -- Three Nebraska tribes accused Purdue Pharma LP, McKesson Corp. and other opioid manufacturers and distributors in federal court Tuesday of allowing their drugs to be diverted into and wreak "havoc" on tribal communities, adding to the growing number of cases against pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic.

The Winnebago Tribe, the Santee Sioux Tribe and the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska said in their complaint that the pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors had the power to prevent the opioid crisis but instead caused and allowed opioids to be redirected from their rightful destinations into illicit markets. From the opioid epidemic, the tribes and...

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