MORE AT FOUR: Opioid distributors say lawsuit blaming industry for crisis cites inaccurate portrayal

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UPDATE (7/31/18): Previously, this report stated that none of HDA’s clients are listed in the lawsuit. However, HDA’s member companies, including McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen, are listed in the lawsuit. HDA is not.


Opioid distributors believe a recent lawsuit against the industry is based on an inaccurate portrayal of  pharmaceutical operations.

In a lawsuit filed by several Illinois municipalities, including the city of Pekin, opioid manufacturers, distributors and prescribers are accused of knowingly pushing unnecessary drugs for the sake of profits.

However, John Parker, senior vice president of communication at Healthcare Distribution Alliance, says litigation is not the answer to the national issue. HDA represents pharmaceutical distributors.

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