Cherokee Nation sues opiod wholesalers, retailers

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    Big business can systematically screw people and individual people can be greedy. Both things can be true.

    Also this is a copy cat suit from WV: https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.87d6725e5ad8

    In West Virginia: "Between 2007 and 2012, drug distribution companies shipped 780 million doses of opioids to West Virginia, and 1,728 overdose deaths occurred, according to an investigation by the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Cabell County, in the heart of the state, was flooded with nearly 40 million tablets of painkillers in that time. With a population of 96,000, that’s more than 400 pills for every adult and child."
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    Originally Posted by ClosetSoonerFan View Post
    Big business can systematically screw people and individual people can be greedy. Both things can be true.

    Also this is a copy cat suit from WV: https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.87d6725e5ad8

    In West Virginia: "Between 2007 and 2012, drug distribution companies shipped 780 million doses of opioids to West Virginia, and 1,728 overdose deaths occurred, according to an investigation by the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Cabell County, in the heart of the state, was flooded with nearly 40 million tablets of painkillers in that time. With a population of 96,000, that’s more than 400 pills for every adult and child."
    Here's another example where distributors are culpable. If you are shipping far more of a dangerous product into an area than could possibly be used for legitimate purposes, you know exactly what is happening and you should bear responsibility for the reasonably foreseeable consequences.

  3. #53
    Well, looks like Ben E Keith, Sysco and a lot of food service folks are in some serious shit.

    I mean, they gotta know where they are dropping off more food than should be going to locations based on population and causing an obesity epidemic.
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    Originally Posted by sperry View Post
    Here's another example where distributors are culpable. If you are shipping far more of a dangerous product into an area than could possibly be used for legitimate purposes, you know exactly what is happening and you should bear responsibility for the reasonably foreseeable consequences.
    And I wouldn't have commented anything had the original story indicated something even remotely close to that . . . instead of this . . .

    "The tribe argues the companies regularly turn a "blind eye" to opioid prescriptions that would require further investigation before pills are dispensed. The lawsuit also alleges the companies have pursued profits instead of trying to reduce opioid-related addition that has taken the lives of hundreds of Cherokee citizens and cost the tribe hundreds of millions of dollars in health care costs."

    Are distributors supposed to check population data before they ship now? Or should doctors and various clinics actually do some additional diligence in making sure folks aren't just pill shopping?

    Are we expected to then start going after ammunition manufacturers for filling orders for thousands and thousands of rounds for distributors/resellers? I mean, how much ammo does one person need?

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    Originally Posted by Hogarita View Post
    Well, looks like Ben E Keith, Sysco and a lot of food service folks are in some serious shit.

    I mean, they gotta know where they are dropping off more food than should be going to locations based on population and causing an obesity epidemic.
    Don't leave out those silverware manufacturers...!!!

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    Cherokee Nation sues opiod wholesalers, retailers

    Originally Posted by BobBarker View Post
    Yes that also happens very frequently. Patient gets rx for #120 every month and takes #30 and sells the rest.
    Then claims the rest were stolen and files a police report so they can get another script.


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  8. #58
    I tell them the pills are just like $100 bills. No one is going to replace those for you either.

  9. #59
    They better add the alcohol manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to the lawsuit since the Cherokees (and Native Americans as a whole) have well-documented problems with fire water alcohol.

    And I hope they are ready to get sued by those that have lost a shitload of money and ruined their lives gambling away their savings at Cherokee casinos, because I'm damn sure the Cherokees haven't done enough to investigate which patrons can and can't afford to lose money on their rigged games. What a bunch of ****ing hypocrites.
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    [QUOTE=BobBarker;3332123]. 4. He is deep into opioid prescribing and is making a ton of money off of his in office confirmatory testing.

    I am in the lab industry and I am a HUGE proponent of physicians offices doing their own lab testing due to the extremely low quality of work done at Oklahoma's largest reference labs. However pain clinics in my mind shouldn't do their own confirmatory testing. Just seems unethical and ripe for corruption.

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    Originally Posted by SoonerDevil View Post
    They better add the alcohol manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to the lawsuit since the Cherokees (and Native Americans as a whole) have well-documented problems with fire water alcohol.

    And I hope they are ready to get sued by those that have lost a shitload of money and ruined their lives gambling away their savings at Cherokee casinos, because I'm damn sure the Cherokees haven't done enough to investigate which patrons can and can't afford to lose money on their rigged games. What a bunch of ****ing hypocrites.
    What's even worse . . . they count me as a member and thousands of others who live outside of their precious 14 counties in NE Oklahoma. We can't get much direct assistance from them, but they use us to get their federal dollars.

    Drives me crazy.

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    I've always wondered if native people hated that song. . .

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    Originally Posted by ClosetSoonerFan View Post
    I've always wondered if native people hated that song. . .
    They're too drunk or high to care...

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