The number is far beyond human imagination—but not for America’s drug companies, which sold 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills from 2006-2012.
A US district judge in Cleveland on Monday ordered a portion of a massive government database opened to the public. The judge is presiding over the largest civil action in US history with nearly 2,000 cities suing more than 20 companies.
The database follows every pain pill sold in the US from manufacturers to towns.
The Quote: “Transparency will lead to accountability,” said lawyer Peter J. Mougey.