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Drug Wholesalers Deny Contributing to Opioid Epidemic in House Committee Hearing

May 14, 2018

Prescription drug wholesaler executives were largely evasive in response to questioning about their responsibility for the opioid crisis in a contentious House subcommittee hearing Tuesday.

The committee grilled McKesson CEO John Hammergren,  AmerisourceBergen CEO Steven Collis, Miami-Luken Chairman Joseph Mastandrea, Cardinal Health Executive Chairman George Barrett and former H.D. Smith CEO J. Christopher Smith.

When Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) asked directly whether their respective companies had contributed to the epidemic, every witness except Mastandrea said no.

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