Suing Big Drug Companies

Etowah County and the City of Gadsden are suing three companies that ship pain pills to drug stores McKesson Corp., AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health. The suit says the three companies violate federal law by failing to report suspicious orders in cities where unreasonable amounts of pain pills are ordered. 60 Minutes reported Sunday that pharmacies in small towns often get millions of pills and the three companies are getting rich from the business. In Etowah county, for every 100 people — there are 155 prescriptions for pain pills.