A federal judge in West Virginia has indefinitely postponed a trial date in a lawsuit filed by the city of Huntington and Cabell County over the opioid crisis.
“There is no vaccine to a lifetime of opioid addiction,” said Farrell, who helped initiate the litigation from his home base in Huntington, W.Va., one of the epicenters of the crisis. “We still have an underlying opioid epidemic that has been exacerbated by the covid outbreak.”
The purpose of this phase of discovery is to allow the defendants to hear first-hand the impact on public health and the safety of our community.
Paul Farrell, Jr. is widely recognized by his peers as a pioneer and authority on the diversion claims directed against the opiate prescription drug manufacturers, distributors and dispensers.
Supply side economics is premised on the idea that “supply creates it own demand.” This certainly holds true for prescription opioids.
Our mission in the opioid litigation was to bring transparency to the volume of prescription opiates sold into our communities across the country.
Riggs v. West Virginia University Health
This article was originally published in The Tribune.
West Virginia communities seeking a $1.25 billion settlement with the opioid industry are set to go on trial against the companies in late August
This article was originally published in KOB4 Eyewitness News.