Pharmacy Alert: Opioid Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Sending Accusatory Letters to Pharmacies

As we reported here, attorneys representing state and local governments in the opioid litigation issued subpoenas to pharmacies that purchased narcotics from certain wholesalers and distributors.  Notably concerning, the same attorneys are now sending out letters to pharmacies accusing them of contributing to the opioid crisis.  These letters claim, without providing any details or basis, that the pharmacies were negligent in the practice of dispensing prescription opioids.  Even more troubling, the attorneys demand that the pharmacies should contact them to discuss settlement prior to having a lawsuit filed against them.

Pharmacies should be concerned about the letter not only because of the baseless allegations raised in the letter but also the amount of money that is required when defending lawsuits.  Importantly, it is possible that the pharmacies may have insurance coverage for the attorneys’ fees and legal expenses.

How Frier Levitt Can Help

If you and/or your pharmacy received a letter from opioid plaintiffs’ attorneys accusing you of contributing to the opioid crisis, but are hesitant to retain legal counsel due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis, contact Frier Levitt today to learn the different ways, including flat fee arrangements, in which we may be able to work with you to protect your rights. For more information on alternative fee arrangements, contract Frier Levitt to speak with an attorney.