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DOJ sues AmerisourceBergen drug wholesaler for alleged role in opioid crisis

Posted On: Dec. 30, 2022 9:45 AM CST

The U.S. Justice Department is suing drug wholesaler AmerisourceBergen Corp. for allegedly fueling the nation's deadly opioid crisis, reports National Public Radio. In its complaint, DOJ officials said the company failed to report the diversion of "hundreds of thousands" of prescription opioid medications shipped to pharmacies. According to the DOJ, AmerisourceBergen and two of its subsidiaries could face penalties running into the billions of dollars.