In the first federal trial of a decade-long opioid epidemic in the United States, a West Virginia city is set to face three major drug distributors in the United States on Monday.
Cable County and Huntington-based pharmaceutical companies have been ignoring the opioid red flag, which has been circulating illegally in West Virginia for years – with more than 100,000 people killed. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The case is particularly targeted Amersor Bergen Pharmaceutical Co., Cardinal Health Ink, and McKennes Corp., who argued that they could not be held accountable for prescribing drugs as prescribed by doctors.
Pharmaceutical companies have also argued that the Huntington manufacturers’ claim that they caused “unrest” does not apply to opioids. Reuters.
Public disputes have been used throughout history as a matter of disagreement over issues related to the supply of goods or water.
Huntington is currently one of more than 3,300 opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies across the country.
The decision in the case is preceded by a decision by Kabel and Huntington U.S. District Judge David Faber testified in a non-judgmental hearing in Charleston on Monday. It could serve as a model for drug manufacturers to play a role in the opioid crisis that has killed nearly 500,000 people across the country over the past two decades.
In a statement to Reuters on Friday, “I look forward to sharing with the court the fact that we have a long way to go in fulfilling our role in the supply chain and our responsibility to fight the opioid problem,” said Amersor Bergen.
McCain and Cardinal declined to comment during a press conference.
In A 2018 interview on Hill TV’s “Rising” Huntington, W.V. Mayor Steve Williams (D) described the opioid crisis as “eroding the foundations of the United States” and described it as “the only major health crisis in the country.”
This is eroding the foundations of our country, just as terrorism is a concern. We have lost two generations, and God help us, if this is not corrected we will continue to lose our families. , And we will lose our children, ”he added at the time.
The epidemic only intensified during the cholera epidemic, from Preliminary CDC information released Earlier this month, they saw a 29 percent increase in deaths over a 12-month period compared to the year ending September 2020.