Litigation Against Pharmaceutical Industry

Attorney General Cameron is committed to combatting the drug epidemic by holding pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors accountable, where there is evidence that these companies contributed to the opioid epidemic by illegally marketing and selling opioids to Kentuckians. 

The Attorney General's office is currently involved in ongoing litigation with pharmeutical manufacturers and distributors.  See the table below for the status of these lawsuits.



Defendant​ ​Role Court​/Case # Complaint​ ​Status
​​Endo Pharmaceuticals
Pennsylvania
Manufacturer ​Franklin County
17-CI-01147
Filed 11/6/2017
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Defendant filed motion to dismiss. ​Court denied motion to dismiss. Case is in discovery phase.
​McKesson Corporation
California
​Distributor ​Franklin County
18-CI-00056
Filed 1/22/2018
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​Initially moved to federal court, but was remanded to Franklin Circuit Court. Defendant filed motion to dismiss. Court denied motion to dismiss. Case is in discovery phase.
​Cardinal Health
Ohio
​Distributor ​Jefferson County
18-CI-001013
Filed 2/19/2018
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Initially transferred to federal court multidistrict litigation, but was remanded to Jefferson Circuit Court. Defendant filed motion to dismiss. Court denied motion to dismiss. Case is in discovery phase.
​AmerisourceBergen
Pennsylvania
​Distributor ​Floyd County
18-CI-00167
Filed 3/8/2018
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​Initially transferred to federal court, but was remanded to Floyd Circuit Court. Defendant filed motion to dismiss. Court denied motion to dismiss. Case is in discovery phase.
​​Janssen Pharmaceuticals
New Jersey
Manufacturer ​McCracken County
18-CI-00313
​Filed 4/18/2018
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Defendant filed motion to dismiss. Court denied motion to dismiss.​ Case is in discovery phase.
​​Walgreens
Illinois
​Distributor ​Boone County
18-CI-00846
Filed 6/14/2018
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Initially transferred to federal court, but was remanded to Boone Circuit Court.​ Defendant filed motion to dismiss. Court denied motion to dismiss. Case is in the discovery phase.
​​Mallinckrodt
Missouri
Manufacturer ​Madison County
18-CI-00381
Filed 7/12/2018
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Defendant filed motion to dismiss. Court denied motion to dismiss. Case is in discovery phase.
​Teva Pharmaceuticals
Pennsylvania
Manufacturer ​Fayette County
18-CI-03762
Filed 10/25/2018
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​Defendant filed motion to dismiss. Court denied motion from the bench; written order followed. Case is in discovery phase.
​Insys Therapeutics
Arizona
Manufacturer ​Hardin County
18-CI-01845
Filed 11/19/2018
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​Defendant filed motion to dismiss. Court denied motion to dismiss. (Defendant has since filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.)