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Cardinal Health

The City of Cincinnati is suing Dublin-based Cardinal Health and two other prescription drug distributors over their alleged roles in the opioid crisis. 

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The head of Dublin-based Cardinal Health, a defendant in multiple lawsuits filed by communities and states over the distribution of opioids, says his firm plans a vigorous defense.

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Ohio's Attorney General filed suit in June against five pharmaceutical manufacturers over the state's opioid epidemic.

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The cities of Dayton and Lorain are suing drug companies amid the state's opioid crisis.

As the toll of the opioid epidemic grows, scores of doctors have lost their licenses and some have gone to prison. Pharmacies are being sued and shuttered. Pharmaceutical manufacturers are under investigation and face new rules from regulators.

But penalties against companies that serve as middlemen between drug companies and pharmacies have been relatively scarce — until recently.

A West Virginia judge has revealed terms of a settlement of a lawsuit filed against Dublin-based Cardinal Health, alleging it fed the Mountaineer state's opioid epidemic by failing to properly oversee and report significant increases in orders for prescription drugs.

Dublin-based Cardinal Health has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by West Virginia authorities alleging it fed the state's opioid epidemic by failing to properly oversee and report significant increases in orders for prescription drugs.

Dublin-based Cardinal Health has agreed to pay 44 million dollars to settle Justice Department lawsuits for failing to report large orders for painkillers in 2011 and 2012.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration records show Dublin-based Cardinal Health shipped 241 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to West Virginia between 2007 and 2012.

Fortune

Two central Ohio companies are listed in the annual "Fortune 500" rankings of the world's top revenue-generating firms.

Dublin-based Cardinal Health will buy a Michigan-based pharmaceutical distributor called The Harvard Drug Group for 1.12 billion dollars.

The Federal Trade Commission is fining Dublin-based Cardinal Health nearly 27 million dollars for having a monopoly on drugs used to detect heart problems, and overcharging clinics and hospitals in 25 U.S. markets.

Dublin-based Cardinal Health says fourth-quarter revenue exceeded Wall Street expectations.

Cardinal To Acquire Medical Supplier

Feb 15, 2013

Dublin-based Cardinal Health is spending 2 billion dollars to acquire the medical supplier AssuraMed.

Cardinal To Cut Jobs

Jan 31, 2013

Dublin-based Cardinal Health says it will cut 20 jobs at its local headquarters as it restructures its multi-billion dollar medical segment.

A City Hall source tells WCBE the head of Dublin-based Cardinal Health will lead a 25-member commission appointed by Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman to make recommendations to improve the Columbus City Schools.