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Pharma Distributor Faces Criminal Charges in Opioid Crisis

Rochester Drug Cooperative, or RDC, was charged on Tuesday in federal court with conspiring to distribute drugs and defrauding the government. The two former RDC officials charged in the case are Laurence F. Doud III, who had served as chief executive, and William Pietruszewski, the former chief of compliance, several people with knowledge of the matter said.

As part of an agreement, the company, the nation’s sixth-largest distributor, admitted in court papers that it intentionally violated federal narcotics laws by shipping dangerous, highly addictive opioids to pharmacies, knowing that the prescription medicines were being sold and used illicitly.

Read the source article at The New York Times

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