By Peter Hayes and Steven M. Sellers Rutherford County, Tenn., faces a major public health problem. So like more than 400 other U.S. counties and cities facing health-care, emergency-response, and other costs tied to the opioid crisis, Rutherford is taking matters into its own hands. With some help, that is, from some seriously big hired guns. The county [...]
Attorney Peter Merrigan of MOLA (Massachusetts Opioid Litigation Attorneys) talks to WCRN Ben about suing Big Pharma on behalf of Massachusetts cities and towns over the Opioid Crisis and their involvement. Click here to listen to the interview.
The list of Massachusetts communities suing big drug companies over the opioid epidemic is growing. The lawsuits name drug companies and opioid distributors, alleging they did not properly monitor prescription painkillers flooding communities. Unlike legal action at the state level, these suits would seek damages that would go directly to the communities that sign on, [...]
GREENFIELD -- The town is joining a class-action lawsuit against three major pharmaceutical companies in an attempt to recoup costs associated with a spike in drug overdoses in recent years, according to Mayor William Martin. The lawsuit names three companies, identified as "the big three," as defendants: McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen. The lawsuit was [...]
The Town of Greenfield is the newest signatory to a class-action lawsuit against the three largest opioid pharmaceutical distributors (the “Big Three”), McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen. Spearheaded by the leadership of Greenfield Mayor William F. Martin, the lawsuit is being filed by Levin Papantonio of Pensacola, FL.and Sweeney Merrigan Law of Boston, and [...]
FOCUS: Franklin County joins lawsuit against pharmaceutical giants for their part in deadly opioid epidemic
By passing a resolution to join a lawsuit against three of the largest wholesale drug distributors in the country, Franklin County joins a growing number of local governments suing pharmaceutical giants for their part in the deadly opioid epidemic. The lawsuit, filed in federal court, accuses Cardinal Health Inc., AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. and McKesson Corp., [...]