Pharmacy

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October 31, 2020

COVID-19 postpones next phase of Summit County federal opioid trial

The COVID-19 pandemic has postponed the next phase of a federal trial involving Summit and Cuyahoga counties that focuses on the pharmacy industry's role in the opioid epidemic.
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October 26, 2020

Walmart sues U.S. over its responsibility in opioid crisis

Walmart is suing the U.S. government as a pre-emptive strike in an anticipated legal battle over the retailer's responsibility in the opioid-abuse crisis.
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October 13, 2020

Ohio judges delay two major opioid trials against pharmacies, distributors

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Judges in Ohio have postponed two major opioid trials scheduled to begin within weeks.
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October 14, 2020

Ohio judges postpone 2 major trials blaming pharmacies, distributors for opioid epidemic

Judges in Ohio have postponed two major opioid trials involving lawsuits that seek to penalize drugmakers and distributors
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September 2, 2020

Rep. Ginter’s legislation fighting opioid crisis heads to Governor DeWine’s desk

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — State Rep. Tim Ginter (R-Salem) announces the Ohio House has passed House Bill 341, which is a multifaceted and continued effort in combating the opioid crisis throughout the state. Ginter spoke to the relevance of the bill on the House floor.
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August 8, 2020

Federal judge overseeing opioid litigation rejects request to dismiss lawsuits

US District Court of the Northern District of Ohio Judge Dan Polster Friday denied a request by five retail pharmacy chains to dismiss opioid lawsuits filed by two Ohio counties.
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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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