May 10, 2022
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders
  • A federal judge in Cleveland will begin hearing testimony today to determine how much three pharmacy chains should pay two Ohio counties in damages to help abate the effects of the opioid crisis. Last fall, a jury found that the way CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart dispensed pain medication played an outsized role in creating a public nuisance. Plaintiff’s attorneys said before trial that each county needs about $1 billion to repair the damage. (Articles here and here)