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May 28, 2020

Trumbull county leading the charge in bellwether Opioid lawsuit

Another crisis that has taken many lives in the valley over recent years is headed to court. It's Trumbull county's lawsuit against retail pharmacies for the damage caused by the opioid addiction crisis.
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May 29, 2020

Suits accuse retail chains of flooding Ohio with painkillers

CLEVELAND — Five retail chains flooded two Ohio counties with tens of millions of prescription painkillers through their pharmacies while taking few if any steps to stop drugs from being illegally diverted, according to updated lawsuits unsealed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland.
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May 27, 2020

Big Pharmacy Chains Also Fed the Opioid Epidemic, Court Filing Says

New details emerge in a lawsuit asserting that chains including CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens sold millions of pills in small towns but rarely flagged suspicious orders to authorities.
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May 28, 2020

Pharmaceutical Retailers Face Trial in Opioid Lawsuit

Walgreens and CVS Are Some of The Pharmaceutical Retailers Under Fire
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May 27, 2020

Large pharmacy chains did little to stop opioid abuse in Northeast Ohio counties, newly-unsealed lawsuits say

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Even as more people started overdosing and dying from opioids, pharmacies in Lake and Trumbull counties continued to fill patient orders for the powerful painkillers with little regard for whether too many pills were flooding the streets, attorneys argued in court filings unsealed Wednesday.
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May 23, 2020

Drug distributor employees emailed a parody song about ‘pillbillies,’ documents show

As the opioid epidemic raged in 2011, employees of drug distributor AmerisourceBergen Corp., shared an email: a parody of the theme song for “The Beverly Hillbillies,” describing how “pillbillies” drove south to obtain drugs at Florida pill mills.
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May 10, 2020

Ohio House: Manning’s workforce legislation to combat opioid crisis passes

State Rep. Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) announced May 6 that House Bill 365 passed the Ohio House of Representatives.
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February 11, 2020

Deal close on unified ‘all-Ohio’ pursuit of opioid settlement with drug industry

A deal to unify the state and local governments in pursuit of an “all Ohio” settlement of opioid damage claims with the pharmaceutical industry could be close to approval.
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