US government officials have launched a criminal investigation into whether pharmaceutical companies intentionally allowed painkillers to flood communities, and contribute to the opioid epidemic.
Controlled Substances Act
According to an article from Markets Insider, investigators are looking into whether companies such as Teva are in violation of the Controlled Substances Act. The law requires companies to track certain drugs and report any suspicious orders or activity to authorities.
Opioid Legal Issues
Other pharmaceutical companies are already feeling the legal heat over the opioid epidemic. The Sackler family who is behind powerful pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma, known for the painkiller Oxycontin has filed for bankruptcy. Several states have also sued the company claiming aggressive marketing tactics to push the drugs to doctors and other medical providers has also influenced the severity of the epidemic.
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