Two state agencies in West Virginia are setting up a grant program to distribute money from recent lawsuit settlements with some of the nation’s largest prescription drug distributors.
During the years drug firms poured millions of highly addictive pain pills into West Virginia amid a rise of overdose deaths, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had a shortage of leadership in the state, according to a DEA official.
KERMIT — This town of 392 people in Southern West Virginia is suing out-of-state drug distributors that shipped nearly 9 million highly addictive pain pills to a single pharmacy there in just two years.
The letter arrived unexpectedly, dated Jan. 14, 2017, the last day of the governor’s term in office, and the first day Chelsea Carter could say she was no longer a convicted felon.
Two of the nation’s largest drug wholesalers have agreed to pay a combined $36 million to settle lawsuits that allege the companies benefited from West Virginia’s problem with prescription drug abuse.
After a four-year fight, two of the nation’s largest prescription drug distributors have agreed to settle a lawsuit that alleges the companies helped fuel West Virginia’s opioid problem.
The elected leaders of West Virginia's poorest and most drug-ravaged county are suing the nation's three largest prescription drug distributors.
Editor's Note: This is part two of a two-part series. For the first part, click here.
Editor's Note: This is part one of a two-part series. For the second part, click here.
A state board plans to ask prescription drug wholesalers to report on West Virginia pharmacies that order a “suspicious” number of pain pills or other controlled substances.
Madison — A judge plans to issue an order unsealing court documents that include allegations about drug wholesaler Cardinal Health's pain pill shipments to specific pharmacies ...
The Charleston Gazette-Mail has asked a judge to unseal court documents that include details about a drug wholesaler’s prescription painkiller shipments to alleged “pill mill” pharmacies in West Virginia.
Over five years, the nation's largest drug wholesalers flooded notorious “pill mill” pharmacies in West Virginia's smallest towns and poorest counties with hundreds of thousands of painkillers, according to court records the companies had...
The nation’s largest drug wholesalers are asking a Boone County judge to hold a closed-door hearing where they promise to explain why they want to keep secret 18 words in a lawsuit filed against them.
A Boone County judge has issued an order to unseal court records that out-of-state drug companies have sought to keep secret for more than a year.
Some of the nation’s largest drug wholesalers are asking a judge to reject the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s request to unseal court records that include details about the companies’ prescription pain-pill shipments to West Virginia....
The Charleston Gazette-Mail has asked a judge to unseal court documents that include details about prescription pain pills that out-of-state drug wholesalers have shipped to West Virginia.