Michigan sues Walgreens, other drug companies for causing opioid crisis


Source: The Detroit Free Press

The suit, filed in Wayne County Circuit Court, charges McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc., AmerisourceBergen Corporation, and Walgreens with creating the opioid epidemic by flooding the market with prescription pain pills and for selling the drugs without oversight, causing them to be easily diverted for illegal use.

Michigan is the first state in the nation to sue drug companies as drug dealers, according to the office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.

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