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.
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