U.S. drug distributors prevail in $2.5 billion West Virginia opioid case

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By Nate Raymond (Reuters) -McKesson Corp, AmerisourceBergen Corp and Cardinal Health Inc are not responsible for fueling an opioid epidemic in a part of West Virginia, a federal judge ruled on Monday. The decision from U.S. District Judge David Faber came in a $2.5 billion case brought by the city of Huntington and Cabell County, which at trial sought to show the three largest U.S. drug distributors caused a surge in opioid prescriptions in their communities. But in a long-awaited, 184-page ruling, Faber said the volume of prescription painkillers shipped to those communities was due to doctor…

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