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Pharmaceutical distributor to close Connecticut plant

June 15, 2018 GMT

Pharmaceutical distribution giant McKesson is closing a Rocky Hill center at a cost of 105 jobs, according to a filing with the Connecticut Department of Labor.

McKesson is based in San Francisco, with the company distributing a wide range of prescription drugs and other medical supplies, including opioids to alleviate pain. In April, the company announced a review of its operations to identify cost savings.

Earlier this week, the cities of Danbury, Norwalk, Ansonia and Derby named McKesson as a defendant in a lawsuit seeking damages for the costs of opioid addiction, with other defendants including Stamford-based Purdue Pharma, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Insys Therapeutics, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Includes reporting by Paul Schott.

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