Opioid Wholesalers, W.Va. Gov'ts Set To Wrap Bellwether

By Cara Salvatore (July 23, 2021, 9:33 PM EDT) -- A two-day closing marathon in a bellwether opioid crisis trial in West Virginia federal court is set to start Tuesday after the city and county at the heart of the case battled in recent days to reinforce their position that distributors weren't invisible middlemen but causes of the problem.

Cabell County, W.Va., and county seat Huntington say the nation's three major drug wholesalers — AmerisourceBergen Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and McKesson Corp. — helped cause the opioid crisis that has brought so much addiction to this area of the country, turning a blind eye to outrageously large opioid orders that should have...

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