Lawsuit Filed for Unlawful Opioid Distribution

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery files a lawsuit in Knox County Circuit Court against Amerisource Bergen Drug Corporation for its unlawful distribution of pharmaceutical narcotics and its role in generating and prolonging the ongoing opioid epidemic in Tennessee.

The lawsuit alleges that Amerisource violated the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act among others. A disproportionate amount of Amerisource’s opioid distribution in Tennessee was oxycodone.

The State of Tennessee has already filed enforcement actions against two drug manufacturers, but Amerisource is the first distributor to be sued as part of the State’s ongoing opioid investigation and enforcement sweep.

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