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April 30, 2021

As W.Va. Drug Overdose Deaths Increase, Huntington, Cabell County First in Country to Face Distributors in Courtroom

Huntington Herald-Dispatch – Cabell County and the city of Huntington are set to go to trial Monday against drug distributors they accuse of helping to fuel the area’s drug epidemic. Read the full article.

At stake is up to $500 million or $1.25 billion to help local communities deal with the damages from the opioid abuse epidemic.

Cabell County’s lawsuit was filed in March 2017, with Huntington following. It alleges AmerisourceBergen Drug Co., Cardinal Health Inc. and McKesson Corp. — the “Big Three” — hold some responsibility for the drug crisis after more than 80 million doses of opioid medication was sent to the area in an eight-year period.

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