Pharmacy

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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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April 16, 2020

CVS, Walgreens facing fewer allegations in federal opioid litigation

CVS and Walgreens now face fewer allegations against them in federal opioid litigation after an April 15 appeals court ruling, STAT reported.
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April 16, 2020

Federal appeals court rules for pharmacies on pre-trial questions in massive opioid litigation

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Wednesday that the trial judge overseeing a massive set of cases involving the opioid crisis had violated the procedural rights of pharmacies who were defendants in the matter. In the case, Judge Dan Polster in the Northern District of Ohio had allowed Cuyahoga and Summit Counties in that state to add legal claims to their complaints against the pharmacies when in a normal case it would have been far too late to do so.
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April 15, 2020

6th Circuit Panel: MDL Judge's Ruling in Opioid Case Was 'Clear Abuse of Discretion'

MDLs, Sixth Circuit Judge Raymond Kethledge wrote, “are not some kind of judicial border country, where the rules are few and the law rarely makes an appearance.”
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