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Walgreens, Walmart and CVS Pharmacies Contributed to Opioid Epidemic, Ohio Jury Finds

A federal jury in Cleveland on Tuesday found that the companies owning CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies were liable for contributing to the opioid epidemic in two Ohio counties—the first, potentially influential verdict among many lawsuits targeting pharmacy chains.

In the suit, attorneys for Lake and Trumbull counties in northeastern Ohio had argued that the chains failed to stop pain pills from flooding the counties and false prescriptions from being filled. The counties argued that by enabling the opioid crisis the pharmacy companies had created a public nuisance costing them each about $1 billion in law-enforcement, social-services and court expenses.

The companies argued that they had tried to stop pills from being illegally diverted and followed procedures required by federal and state regulators. They said that others were to blame in the crisis and that the counties had failed to show that the pharmacies played a major role in the epidemic.

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