Pharmacies' Opioid Screening 'Totally Ineffective,' Jury Hears

By Cara Salvatore (October 4, 2021, 11:00 PM EDT) -- The first trial against pharmacies over their alleged roles in the opioid crisis began Monday in Cleveland with a federal jury hearing claims that Walgreens and others' systems to catch illegitimate prescriptions were riddled with holes.

Two northeastern Ohio counties — Lake and Trumbull — began their bellwether case against Walgreens, Walmart, CVS and Giant Eagle before a jury of Ohioans picked last week. It's the first time a federal jury has heard opioid-crisis claims against pharmacies, which are accused of contributing to a public nuisance by failing their duty as the "last line of defense" against street diversion, as the...

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