CVS Vows Appeal In Federal Opioid Case


Two Ohio counties have succeeded in holding three major pharmacy chains accountable for their opioid crises.

A federal jury today found CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart responsible for overdose deaths in both Lake and Trumbull counties.

Around 80-million prescription pills were circulated in Trumbull County from 2012 to 2016, while Lake County saw 61-million pills during that time.

This appears to be the first verdict in the country involving the dispensing of prescription painkillers.

Meantime, a spokesman for the Woonsocket based CVS Health says that the respect the legal process, but disagree with the decision and they will appeal.

(Photo Credit: John Baibak, WHYN Radio)


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