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CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Ordered to Pay Ohio Counties $650M over Opioid Epidemic

HeadlineAug 18, 2022

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. pharmacy chains CVS, Walgreens and Walmart to pay more than $650 million to two Ohio counties over their role in fueling the opioid epidemic. Wednesday’s ruling follows a federal jury’s verdict in November that found the corporations’ sale of highly addictive painkillers caused severe harm to communities and violated Ohio’s public nuisance laws.

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