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Civil and criminal cases are multiplying as more fingers point to Big Pharma as the engine in the addiction epidemic. In this Instant Insights, we look at the resulting litigation.

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AmerisourceBergen Pharmaceutical Distribution Center. AmerisourceBergen Pharmaceutical Distribution Center. Photo: Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock.com

An investor in AmerisourceBergen Corp. is taking aim at the directors of the Chesterbrook-based drug wholesaler with a books-and-records suit in Delaware seeking to investigate potential wrongdoing associated with the opioid crisis.

The Chancery Court lawsuit, filed Thursday, said there was a “credible basis” to believe that AmerisourceBergen’s brass breached their fiduciary duties and helped to fuel an epidemic of addiction by failing to properly control distribution and report suspicious sales of the drugs.

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Tom McParland

Tom McParland of New York Law Journal can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @TMcParlandALM.

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