CVS, Walgreens, Walmart Guilty In Perpetuating Opioid Crisis, Jury Finds

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CVS, Walmart and Walgreens each fueled the deadly opioid crisis in two Ohio counties, a federal jury determined Tuesday in Cleveland.

The ruling marks the first time drug retailers have been found liable for their role in the opioid epidemic — and the first jury verdict in an opioid case in the U. S. A trial judge will determine in the spring how much each company must pay the two counties, according to The New York Times.

The jury agreed that the companies contributed to a “public nuisance” by ignoring suspicious opioid orders for years at local pharmacies and corporate headquarte... (Read more)

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