New York Moves Ahead With State Opioid Trial

November 20, 2019

A New York judge has set a Jan. 20 trial date for opioid litigation led by the state’s attorney general against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Presided over by Suffolk County Supreme Court judge Jerry Garguilo, the case names multiple drug companies as responsible for the nation’s opioid epidemic, including Mallinckrodt, Teva, Allergan, Endo Health, Janssen and Johnson & Johnson.

The suit also names distributors McKesson, Cardinal Health, Amerisource Bergen and Rochester Cooperative as contributors to the opioid crisis.

“Come January, the actions of the manufacturers and distributors of these deadly drugs will be presented in open court,” said New York Attorney General Letitia James.

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