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Oklahoma attorney general sues distributors of opioids
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter on Monday brought a lawsuit against three distributors of opioids after winning a lawsuit against one drug manufacturer and reaching pretrial settlements in other cases.
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Hunter filed the lawsuit in Cleveland County District Court against Cardinal Health Inc., McKesson Corp. and AmerisourceBergen Corp.
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"Oklahoma is in crisis. … The source of this crisis is the flood of prescription opioids that has inundated Oklahoma for the past two decades," the lawsuit says. "It is a man-made crisis. It was brought into being by the pharmaceutical industry."
The lawsuit said the defendants "distributed what can only be called a major oversupply of opioids into Oklahoma."