Giant Eagle loses bid to escape Ohio opioid claims

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(Reuters) - Supermarket and pharmacy chain Giant Eagle has lost a bid to escape claims by two Ohio counties that it fueled opioid addiction by ignoring red flags that prescriptions were being used for illegal sales.

The order Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Dan Polster in Cleveland, Ohio, means Giant Eagle will face trial next month alongside Walgreens Boots Alliance and Walmart Inc. Rite Aid Corp, which had also been a defendant in the case, recently settled.

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