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Opioid distributors blame pharmacies, docs for crisis

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Five of the nation’s top opioid distributors on Tuesday told a House panel that responsibility for the opioid crisis rests with bad actors at pharmacies and doctors who wrote too many prescriptions, not with their companies. Three of the companies that testified – McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen – account for about 85 percent of the opioid drug supply, Walden said. Addressing the executives, he said, ‘you are at the frontlines of the defense of this crisis.

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