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Old 09-26-2018, 07:24 AM
Status: "It takes a lot of balls to golf like me" (set 9 days ago)
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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So this type of drug cartel, one that wears suits and and lies about how harmless painkillers are. They're being held accountable it seems by this lawsuit.

In May, a central figure in the alleged drug ring was toppled. Dr. Mackie J. Walker Jr., a former podiatrist in Aiken, was sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison for selling prescriptions of oxycodone without any legitimate medical purpose.

Walker is one of 42 defendants in a Dorchester County lawsuit that accuses opioid manufacturers, distributors and prescribers of neglecting their duty to protect the public from drug abuse, leading to excess prescriptions and overuse of a variety of opioid medications.

https://charlestonbusiness.com/news/government/75157/
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:54 AM
 
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Good luck with this. They're going after Walmart, CVS, McKesson, Rite Aid and Johnson and Johnson due to owning more than 10% of stock in a pharmaceutical company.
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:09 AM
Status: "It takes a lot of balls to golf like me" (set 9 days ago)
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Good luck with this. They're going after Walmart, CVS, McKesson, Rite Aid and Johnson and Johnson due to owning more than 10% of stock in a pharmaceutical company.
Dorchester County is alleging that they have spent millions on educating people against harmful opioids, it's certainly an interesting angle that they're taking in looking for compensation based on the money they've spent on the growing epidemic.
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