December 1, 2021

Opioid pharmacy trial verdict in Cleveland could impact similar cases nationwide

A case that was being watched closely ended in Cleveland last week with a federal jury finding three national pharmacy chains liable for helping to drive the opioid addiction and overdose crisis in the United States.
November 30, 2021

How the pandemic helped spread fentanyl and drive opioid overdose deaths to a grim new high

For the past 20 years, I have been engaged in efforts to end the opioid epidemic, as a public health official, researcher and clinician.
November 30, 2021

Ohio sees 26% increase in fatal drug overdoses

The latest overdose data released last week by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that overdose deaths that had flattened out starting in 2017 are once again on the rise.
November 29, 2021

Consequences to opioid epidemic

As it became increasingly evident that the opioid epidemic was sparked and fanned by “legal” drug dealers such as doctors, pain clinics and pharmacies, residents across Appalachia and the Rust Belt cried out for justice.
November 24, 2021

Ohio jury blames CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies for opioid crisis

In a first, a federal jury has found three pharmacies liable for their role in distributing opioids — a verdict that could set the tone for U.S. city and county governments that want to hold pharmacies accountable for contributing to the opioid crisis.
November 24, 2021

CVS Health, Walmart and Walgreens Played Role in Opioid Crisis

THURSDAY, Nov. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- CVS Health, Walmart and Walgreens contributed to opioid overdoses and deaths in two Ohio counties, a federal jury in Cleveland found Tuesday.
November 24, 2021

Walmart, CVS Appeal of Opioid Loss Has Good Chance, Experts Say

Pharmacies have multiple grounds for reversal of jury verdict. Cleveland jury found pharmacy chains created public nuisance.
November 24, 2021

Opioid Update: Jury Verdict Reached Against Defendant Pharmacies in Opioid MDL

Yesterday, the first bellwether trial in the opioid multidistrict litigation (MDL) came to a close with a jury verdict in favor the plaintiffs.