January 17, 2022

Ohio doctors, pharmacists cut back on the dispensing of prescription opioids in 2021, continuing a yearslong trend

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio doctors and pharmacists cut back the number of prescription opioids they dispensed last year, a move that continues a large-scale drop in the number of painkillers doled out across the state.
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.
December 1, 2021

Are Pharmacies to Blame in Opioid Deaths? Why Ohio's Federal Drug Verdict was an Important Test Case

Last week, a federal jury in Ohio found that several major pharmacy chains operating in two of the state’s counties contributed to opioid overdose deaths there.
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.
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 23, 2021

Jury Holds Pharmacies Responsible for Role in Opioid Crisis

A federal jury says CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies didn’t do enough to stop the flow of opioid pills into two Ohio counties.
November 23, 2021

Federal jury finds CVS, Walmart, Walgreens responsible for role in opioid crisis

What You Need To Know: Lake and Trumbull counties blamed pharmacies operated by CVS, Walgreens and Walmart for not stopping the flood of pills that caused hundreds of overdose deaths and cost each of the two counties about $1 billion. This was the first time pharmacy companies had completed a trial to defend themselves in a drug crisis. Two other chains — Rite Aid and Giant Eagle — already have settled lawsuits with the two Ohio counties.
November 16, 2021

Opioid trial against CVS, Walgreens, Walmart winding down

Cities and counties in the U.S. that want to hold pharmacies accountable for the opioid crisis are closely watching a federal trial that’s coming to a close