Pharmacies Stand Trial Over Opioid Crisis


Two Ohio counties, Lake and Trumbull, filed a lawsuit in 2018 against CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, and Giant Engle for their part in the Opioid epidemic; after delay, the federal trial of the 4 pharmacies began October 4th.

In his opening remarks, Mark Lanier — attorney for the 2 Ohio counties — declared major pharmacies had “dispensed like a vending machine,” elaborating that the massive companies had failed to adequately train and hire pharmacists and had not prevented the shockingly high quantities of addictive medications they were distributing from ending up on the black market.

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