Gavel with drugs U.S. prosecutors in Brooklyn are looking into whether companies violated the Controlled Substances Act, which regulates how companies manufacture, import, possess and distribute certain substances. (Photo: Shutterstock)

(Bloomberg) –Federal prosecutors are investigating the role that at least six drugmakers and distributors played in the flow of opioids into cities and towns across the U.S., the latest turn in the crisis that has ensnared dozens of companies around the world.

Pharma companies Johnson & Johnson, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Mallinckrodt Plc along with drug distributors AmerisourceBergen Corp. and McKesson Corp. have all recently said in filings that they received grand-jury subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York.

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