2 Ohio counties awarded $650M from pharmacies in opioids suit

CVS, Walmart and Walgreens said they will appeal the ruling from a federal judge in Cleveland awarding $650 million in damages to two Ohio counties. | AP Photo

CLEVELAND — A federal judge in Cleveland awarded $650 million in damages Wednesday to two Ohio counties that won a landmark lawsuit against national pharmacy chains CVS, Walgreens and Walmart, claiming the way they distributed opioids to customers caused severe harm to communities and created a public nuisance.

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