Pharmacy chains sue hundreds of Ohio doctors in opioid lawsuits


The major pharmacy chains being sued by municipalities for their roles in the opioid epidemic are passing some of that blame to Ohio doctors, according to a report in The Washington Post.

Walgreen Co., Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid and other pharmacies are suing doctors, which the chains claim bear some of the responsibility for the opioid crisis, though the multiple, nearly identical lawsuits do not name any of these doctors and only list up to 500 “John Does” – a common legal tactic used when the identities of possible defendants are expected to come out in trial, according to the Post report.