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Jury holds pharmacies responsible for role in opioid crisis

A pharmacist handles opioid pills.
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A pharmacist handles opioid pills.

By JOHN SEEWER
Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal jury says CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies didn’t do enough to stop the flow of opioid pills into two Ohio counties. The verdict Tuesday could set the tone for U.S. city and county governments that want to hold pharmacies accountable for their roles in the opioid crisis. This is the first time pharmacy companies have completed a trial to defend themselves in a drug crisis that has killed a half-million Americans over the past two decades. Spokespeople for CVS, Walgreens and Walmart say the companies will appeal the verdict.

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