As America’s opioid epidemic continues to spiral—to devastating effect in states like West Virginia—prosecutors and plaintiffs have taken aim at the nation’s largest drug distributor. What is the company doing to stop the plague?
One evening last fall, Martin West finally reached his breaking point. The sheriff and treasurer of McDowell County, W.Va., was watching the local news when a report about the deepening opioid crisis came on. What he learned that night incensed him.