A federal jury determined on Tuesday that CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies had recklessly distributed massive amounts of pain pills in the Ohio counties of Lake and Trumbull.
The two counties claimed the three chain pharmacies were responsible for not preventing a flood of pills from causing hundreds of overdose deaths and costing each county about $1 billion, according to the counties’ lawyer, The Associated Press reported .
A federal judge will decide in the spring on how much the pharmacies must pay in damages.This is the first case where pharmacy companies completed a trial to defend themselves in the opioid […]
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