Jury finds major pharmacy chains helped fuel the opioid epidemic

CLEVELAND, Ohio (ADAMS) – A federal jury in Ohio has found that Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS Health were responsible for fueling the opioid epidemic that has ravaged communities across the nation.

The decision marks the first time that a jury has delivered a verdict in a case against the national pharmacy chains.

A trial judge will now decide how much the pharmacy must pay in damages.

The pharmacies said they disagreed with the jury’s decision and plan to file an appeal.

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