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Pharmacies Ordered To Pay $650.5M In Opioids Case

A federal judge has ordered that Walgreens, Walmart and CVS pay $650.5 million to two Ohio counties, ruling that the companies are accountable for their part in fueling the opioid epidemic. In November, a jury found the companies had continued to dispense huge amounts of prescription painkillers while ignoring signs that the pills were being abused. “The ruling is the first by a federal judge that assigns a firm money figure against the pharmacy chains for their roles in the opioid crisis,” per The New York Times.

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