Federal Charges Filed Against Drug Distributor And Executives
They are the first charges related to a nationwide investigation of opioid manufacturers and distributors.
The case also marks a new effort to curtail an epidemic of addiction and overdose due to opioids, including oxycodone and other prescription painkillers.
Rochester Drug Co-operative agreed to pay a $20 million fine, while entering a five-year deferred prosecution agreement to resolve charges against the pharmaceutical distributor.
RDC’s chief executive Laurence Doud was also indicted in a Manhattan federal court with conspiring to distribute illegal narcotics and conspiring to defraud the United States.