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Cherokee Nation Files Landmark Lawsuit To Hold Pharmacies, Opioid Distributors Accountable

Today, the Cherokee Nation filed a lawsuit against McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health, Inc., AmerisourceBergen, CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., charging the companies with failing to prevent the flow of illegally prescribed opioids to men, women and children in the Cherokee Nation. This lawsuit is the first of its kind filed in the United States, as it seeks to hold distributors and retailers responsible for perpetuating the opioid crisis in the 14 counties in northeast Oklahoma that comprise the Cherokee Nation. Experts expect other jurisdictions to file similar claims as communities grapple with the financial and social burdens of the opioid epidemic.

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July 20, 2017

(PR News Wire) McKesson, Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, CVS Health, Walgreens and Wal-Mart named in lawsuitPharmacies and distributors profited from diversion of opioids to the communities of the Cherokee Nation

TAHLEQUAH, Okla., April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Cherokee Nation filed a lawsuit against McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health, Inc., AmerisourceBergen, CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., charging the companies with failing to prevent the flow of illegally prescribed opioids to men, women and children in the Cherokee Nation. Read More

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