Ohio Opioid Verdict Brings Focus To Role Of Pharmacists

By Roseann Termini (December 1, 2021, 5:03 PM EST) -- The recent U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio jury verdict in the combined cases In re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation, County of Lake v. Purdue Pharma LP and County of Trumbull v. Purdue Pharma LP, finding pharmacies liable for contributing to the opioid epidemic, has far-reaching consequences.[1]

Undoubtedly, the three chain pharmacies found liable for public nuisance, CVS Health Corp., Walmart Inc. and Walgreens Co., will appeal; however, that does not diminish the effect of the decision on pharmacists' duty to warn or refuse to fill a prescription.

The initial inquiry involves the role of the various actors...

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