San Mateo Becomes Latest California County To Sue Opioid-Maker For Its Role In Epidemic
McKesson Corp. falsely promoted the safety and efficacy of addictive prescription opioids and knowingly supplied dangerous quantities of opioids while pushing for limited oversight, the suit alleges.
San Francisco Chronicle:
San Mateo County Sues Drug Distributors Over Opioid Crisis
San Mateo County sued McKesson Corp. on Wednesday, accusing the San Francisco drug distributor and two other major pharmaceutical distributors over their alleged role in exacerbating the nation’s opioid epidemic. The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, is the latest in a slew of legal actions by California counties and cities against companies that manufacture and distribute prescription opioids. (Ho, 6/20)