Federal prosecutors open criminal probe of opioid makers and distributors, report says

By | November 26, 2019

This illustration image shows tablets of opioid painkiller Oxycodon delivered on medical prescription taken in Washington, DC.

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Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have opened a criminal probe of opioid manufacturers and distributors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. 

Companies including Teva, McKesson, Mallinckrodt, AmerisourceBergen, Johnson & Johnson and Amneal have received subpoenas, the Journal reported. 

More subpoenas for the probe, which is still in its early stages, are expected to come. 

Shares of Teva, Johnson & Johnson and Merck all fell on the news. 

Read the full Wall Street Journal story here

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