Major Pharmacies in Ohio to Pay for Opioid Crisis


Published: November 28, 2021

A federal jury found major pharmacy chains Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS contributed to the opioid overdoses in Lake and Trumbull counties in Ohio. Thousands of suspicious prescriptions were filled and nothing was done about it. The judge overseeing the case will determine how much each pharmacy will need to pay the counties for the “public nuisance” they caused. There are hundreds of similar lawsuits pending across the country, and although this same argument was rejected in California and Oklahoma, the verdict presents a new hope for many plaintiffs.

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