Attorney General James Statement In Response To Federal Charges Against Opioid Distributor 

NEW YORK-- In response to the federal government’s criminal charges against Rochester Drug Cooperative, its former Chief Executive Officer Laurence Doud III, and former Chief of Compliance William Pietruszewski, Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement: 

“Today’s action by the Southern District of New York against Rochester Drug Cooperative is a welcome development. The federal government, like my office, recognizes the importance of the distributors’ responsibility to detect and prevent the diversion of opioid products, and is determined to hold accountable distributors that fail to meet that critical responsibility. We will continue to do everything in our power to tackle this crisis.”