Upstate NY drug company fined $20M; ex-CEO indicted over opioids - 04-23


A drug distributor in Upstate New York has been fined $20 million and its former head has been indicted over opioids. The Associated Press reports an indictment unsealed Tuesday reveals the Rochester Drug Co-Operative (RDC) and its ex-CEO Laurence Doud III have been charged over allegations the company ignored red flags about certain customers to maximize revenue. William Pietruszewski, the RDC’s former chief of compliance, was also charged, according to The New York Times.