Opioid crisis in the US, pharmacy chains Walmart, CVS and Walgreens fined 650 payments…

Opioid crisis in the US, pharmacy chains Walmart, CVS and Walgreens fined 650 payments…

An American judge ordered three of the major US pharmacy chains – Walmart, CVS and Walgreens – to pay $650 million for their role in the crisis of opioids which led to death overdose by almost half a million people between 1999 and 2019 alone. In February Johnson&Johnson and three major pharmaceutical distributors had agreed Pay $26 billion in compensation for use in public health interventions useful in managing the emergency.

The Cleveland federal judge’s ruling says Walmart, CVS and Walgreens must pay a total of $650 million to two over the next 15 years Counties of Ohio to offset the cost of fighting the opium drug addiction epidemic and the resulting overdose deaths. Last November, the jury ruled that the three pharmacy chains were liable based on the guidelines of bad control on the sale of these painkillers that give a huge dependency. The two counties had indeed sought billionaire compensation, but Judge Dan Polster ruled that only the three companies should be considered. partially responsible and therefore ordered the payment of a lower compensation.

The three chains are enough anyway appeal. They decline any responsibility as the drugs were sold upon presentation of one prescription medical. “Rather than addressing the real cause of the opioid crisis, such as B. False prescription labs and dormant regulatory bodies, plaintiffs’ attorneys wrongly argued that pharmacists should have challenged the doctors’ prescriptions in a manner not required by law,” Walmart said in a statement.

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