Distributors Funneled Equivalent Of About 260 Opioid Pills For Every Person Into Missouri During 5 Year Period

The Washington Post: Companies Shipped 1.6 Billion Opioids To Missouri From 2012 To 2017, Report Says

Three companies shipped approximately 1.6 billion doses of powerful prescription opioids to Missouri pharmacies from 2012 to 2017, according to a congressional report seeking the root causes of the opioid epidemic. The report, released by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), shows that drug distributors Cardinal Health, McKesson Corp. and Amerisource Bergen funneled the equivalent of about 260 opioid pills for every person in Missouri in the five-year period, during which time the opioid epidemic raged there — and nationwide. (Zezima, 7/12)

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Distributors Funneled Equivalent Of About 260 Opioid Pills For Every Person Into Missouri During 5-Year Period
Report: 3 firms shipped 1.6 billion doses of opioids to Missouri druggists