CEO Steps Down in W.Va. Pain Pill CaseNovember 8, 2017 |
by Eric Eyre
Drug giant Cardinal Health’s CEO is stepping down amid pressure from investors and a flurry of lawsuits in West Virginia and other states that seek to hold the company accountable for the nation’s opioid epidemic.
Cardinal Health, which distributes more prescription drugs than any other wholesaler in West Virginia, announced Monday that CEO George Barrett will depart at the end of the year. Barrett will remain as Cardinal Health’s board chairman through November 2018.