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Despite Jury Win, Opioid Attys Predict 'A Long Way To Go'

By Emily Field and Jeff Overley (November 23, 2021, 10:35 PM EST) -- A jury's landmark finding that major pharmacy chains fueled the opioid crisis in Ohio was a badly needed win for governments in nationwide opioid litigation, but experts cautioned that a gauntlet of appeals awaits — something that plaintiffs attorneys themselves immediately acknowledged.

CVS, Walmart and Walgreens fueled the opioid crisis in two Ohio counties, a federal jury found Tuesday. (AP Photo) The verdict found that CVS, Walgreens and Walmart "engaged in intentional and/or illegal conduct [that] was a substantial factor in producing" the opioid crisis in the northeastern Ohio counties of Lake and Trumbull.

At a news conference following the verdict,...

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