Originally Posted by Susie Q Roo
Wow, I just read that the state of KY is suing the manufacturers of Oxycontin for "reimbursement for costs incurred in drug abuse programs, law enforcement and prescription payments through Medicaid and the Kentucky Pharmaceutical Assistance program."
I never knew it was that
big a problem. Though, when I was back visiting my southern OH (near KY) hometown last month, one of the local pharmacists had just had his license suspended for distributing huge quantities above
the numbers prescribed for people. It's sad, since it's such a depressed area to begin with.
These people don't need yet another thing bringing them down. Guess there must be a lot of people getting rich off of this down there.
a link to an article about it.
I'm wondering if the State of Florida went directly after Rush Limbaugh to recover the costs of investigation, prosecution, etc. for his case. Obviously you can't expect to be able to recover these expenses from everyday working people who are busted, but presumably Rush would have pretty deep pockets.
I'm a little confused as to how the state of KY will make its case against the manufacturer. I mean, if it is a legitimate drug with legitimate prescriptive benefits, how can they sue the manufacturer for costs associated with going after people who choose to abuse the drug?