Cherokee Nation Sues Opioid Wholesalers, Retailers for Abuse

From US News:

he Cherokee Nation is suing wholesalers and retailers of opioid medications, alleging the companies haven’t done enough to prevent tribal members from acquiring illegally prescribed opioids, which are powerful painkillers.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Cherokee Nation District Court, which has jurisdiction within 14 counties in northeast Oklahoma that comprise the Cherokee Nation.

Among other things, it alleges the companies have created conditions in which “vast amounts” of the drugs flow freely from manufacturers to abusers and drug dealers.

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