Opioid MDL pharmacies object to vaccination order, citing older, liberal jury


(Reuters) - Pharmacy operators have objected to a federal judge's order that jurors in an upcoming trial over the companies' role in the opioid epidemic be vaccinated against COVID-19, arguing that the requirement could unfairly skew the jury pool.

In a motion filed Monday, the pharmacy operators – Walgreen Co, CVS Pharmacy Inc, Rite Aid Corp, Walmart Inc and Giant Eagle Inc - asked U.S. District Judge Dan Polster in Cleveland, Ohio to reconsider his order, or to schedule a hearing on whether it is illegal.

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