Judge to decide abatement amounts in opioid pharmacy case against Walmart, CVS and Walgreens

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A car enters Trumbull County on Nov. 17, 2021, near Warren, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — How much money should CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies pay two Ohio counties in damages to help abate the effects of the opioid crisis?

That’s the question in front of a federal judge in Cleveland, who will begin hearing testimony on Tuesday after a jury found the three giant pharmacy chains responsible last fall for recklessly distributing massive amounts of pain pills in Lake and Trumbull counties. 

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