The country is in the middle of a massive battle against heroin and opioid addictions, and a group of state treasure’s are asking the drug manufacturing company McKesson Corporation to step up and help fight this issue. Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs says if the company doesn't, they could face a massive lawsuit, dramatically effecting the company's stock prices.
Frerichs appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show, and says State Treasurer's from Illinois, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia recently sent a letter asking the company to do a better job to fight the problem.
Frerichs explained why the treasurer's chose to sent the letter to McKesson, and what they hope the company does as a result of that letter, and the potential consequences of inaction.
Frerichs says the initial response seen from McKesson are positive, but there is still a long way to go