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Opioid Litigation Update: Invasive Subpoenas Issued to Pharmacies; Information Regarding RDC Sought
The New York State opioid litigation, led by private plaintiffs and the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York, has taken another turn.Plaintiffs' counsel has now issued subpoenas to thousands of New York State-based pharmacies who are not parties to the litigation.These subpoenas demand a wide range of documents and information pertaining to any connection or business transacted between the pharmacy and Rochester Drug Cooperative ("RDC").
Based on our review, these mass-issued subpoenas appear to have significant procedural and substantive flaws.The subpoenas also impose burdensome and time-consuming requirements on pharmacies.With that said, simply ignoring the subpoenas can expose a pharmacy to serious consequences.As such, it is imperative that pharmacies ensure that the subpoenas are challenged in a timely manner.
If your pharmacy received an opioid litigation subpoena, do not hesitate to contact our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at 212-668-0200 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org