From the Times West Virginian of Fairmont:
What is the monetary value of the life of a West Virginian? Our attorney general seems to know.
Earlier this month, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office settled an opioid-related case against McKesson Corp. for $37 million.
While it’s hard to turn one’s nose up at $37 million, this amount represents a mere drop in the ocean in terms of the costs of the opioid crisis, and a pittance for a company that brought in annual revenue of $208 billion in 2018.
Earlier this year, in March, the State of Oklahoma settled with Purdue Pharmacy in a similar case for $270 million, over seven times more than the McKesson settlement. …