November 24, 2021
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders
  • A jury in Ohio ruled that three major pharmaceutical chains bore responsibility for the opioid epidemic in two Ohio counties. The civil case, brought in federal court against CVS, Walmart, and Walgreens, marks the first time pharmacies have been found responsible in the nationwide epidemic. “It is a precedent-setting case,” said Mark Lanier, the lead trial attorney for counties. Lanier said that each county would be seeking over $1 billion in damages, which are set to be adjudicated in the spring. (Articles here, here, here, here, and here)