In the span of 20 years and counting, our government and law enforcement officials have been working furiously to pinpoint the sources of the Opioid Crisis. Over this time, authorities have targeted drug kingpins, cartel gang members, and street dealers with criminal charges in a desperate effort to put a stop to this epidemic. Now, after two decades of blood, sweat, and tears, America has finally had a big breakthrough. In a landmark case, a big-brand pharmaceutical distributor will face the same criminal charges as street dealers and cartel leaders. Let’s take a closer look at the prosecution of the Rochester Drug Cooperative.
Ignoring the Facts
In this historic case, federal authorities are cracking down on the big-name pharmaceutical company and two executives for playing major roles in feeding the Opioid Crisis. According to reports, the members of the Rochester Drug Cooperative (RDC) completely disregarded warning signs and intentionally shipped massive quantities of oxycodone and fentanyl to pharmacies that had been illegally dispensing the drugs over the course of years.
Facing the Music
In the end, federal prosecutors charged RDC members as a singular entity on the grounds of drug distribution, conspiracy to deceive the U.S., and harboring suspicious reports for drug orders (with no intention of turning these in). However, as part of the case, representatives offered to pay a staggering $20 million fine in exchange for holding off the prosecution. Nevertheless, the company still had to list its various wrongs, including violations of federal narcotics laws, in a court of law.
Jeff Eller, a spokesman for RDC, confirmed that his company made huge mistakes. Overall, RDC has admitted to shipping these dangerous drugs to shady pharmacies, and he is not denying the severity of these charges.
Seeking Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Opioid use disorder is easily one of the most terrifying substance use disorders on the planet, mostly because opioid addiction partially stems from a large number of drugs that are legally regulated by the federal government. For decades, our country has suffered beneath the weight of dangerous synthetics and legal painkillers, and millions of Americans have suffered from addiction throughout the 20 years the crisis has been brewing. However, you can make the right decision by taking a stand against your addiction and regaining your health and happiness.
If you are suffering from a severe case of drug addiction, or have a friend or loved one who is coping with this illness, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of opioid withdrawal and detox and guide you along the rocky road of rehabilitation. Soon enough, you will experience a faster and much more efficient recovery.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your mental illness and take an extra step toward becoming a healthier person.