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Follow-Up Letters to Distributors Regarding Ongoing Pill Dumping Investigation


02.15.18

Excerpt from the letter to McKesson: “According to DEA, these market reports further indicate that in 2013, a retail pharmacy in rural West Virginia on average received approximately 13,500 dosage units of hydrocodone per month. This means that in 2013, McKesson apparently supplied Family Discount of Mt. Gay-Shamrock with six times the amount of hydrocodone that an average pharmacy in rural West Virginia received in that year. Furthermore, these market reports indicate that an average retail pharmacy in rural West Virginia received approximately 4,500 dosage units of oxycodone per month in 2014. Assuming that this figure was similar in 2013, this means that McKesson supplied Family Discount of Mt. Gay-Shamrock with more than five times the amount of oxycodone that an average retail pharmacy in rural West Virginia would have received.”

To read a copy of the letter to AmerisourceBergen, click here.

To read a copy of the letter to CardinalHealth, click here.

To read a copy of the letter to McKesson, click here.

To read an Executive Summary on the letters, click here.

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