CEO George Barrett

photo of Cardinal vigil
MIKE THOMPSON / WOSU

Protesters gathered this morning outside Cardinal Health’s headquarters in Dublin to call for more accountability from the drug distribution company for its role in the opioid crisis.

Some 75 teamsters and their supporters held candles before dawn, about two hours before Cardinal’s shareholders meeting.   The union, a large investor in Cardinal, is pushing for more from the drug distributor to fight the opioid crisis.

GEORGE S. BARRETT
CARDINAL HEALTH

Ohio’s largest company – which has been named in a number of lawsuits and exposés over the opioid drug crisis – is making changes at the top. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on Cardinal Health.

GEORGE BARRETT
WIKIPEDIA

 The head of the Columbus-based company targeted over its widespread distribution of opioid painkillers says it plans to vigorously defend itself against a series of lawsuits filed by communities and states.