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CVS, Walgreens, Walmart Contributed to Opioid Crisis, Ohio Jury Finds

Three of the nation’s largest chain pharmacies, CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart, contributed to an opioid crisis in two Ohio counties, a federal jury found on Tuesday. The three pharmacy chains sold and dispensed large quantities of the pain pills in Lake and Trumbull counties, and in doing so, helped fuel an opioid crisis, the jury found. Some of the pills purchased legally ended up being sold on the black market. Their actions caused hundreds of overdose deaths and cost each of the two counties about $1 billion, the counties’ attorneys said. A federal judge will decide in the spring how much the pharmacies must pay in damages to the two Ohio counties. CVS and Walgreens say they plan to appeal the judgement, while Walmart has yet to comment on the matter. It was the first time pharmacy companies had completed a trial to defend themselves in a drug crisis that …

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