DOJ Increasingly Focused on Criminal Prosecutions in Response to Opioid Crisis

    View Authors July 2019

    In a growing trend, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently indicted two corporate executives and two licensed pharmacists for drug distribution. This marks the second time this year that the DOJ acted to hold opioid distributors and manufacturers criminally liable for contributing to the drug crisis.

    In this alert we take a closer look at recent opioid-related criminal prosecutions.