As the Opioid epidemic in the United States grows at terrifying rates, several lawsuits and allegations have been filed against major pharmaceutical distributing companies, according to a recent article published in Fortune. As the crisis spreads, the blame has started shifting away from the individuals consuming these various medications and is now being directed towards the companies who are selling them, oftentimes in startlingly high quantities. Many of these distributors claim to be the “unsung heroes in the American health care system” by offering efficient and reliable access to medication but as more and more people die from drug overdose it has become clear the problem must be stopped at the source. Companies like McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, and Cardinal Health have all recently faced lawsuits because they are seen as some of the most significant culprits in the ongoing struggle against Opioid addiction.
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