This could potentially be precedent setting…
A federal jury recently found CVS, Walmart, and Walgreens responsible for the opioid crisis in two Ohio counties, which is a first in The United States.
I disagree with this verdict. I think people have to be held responsible for their own choices, and that any and all drugs should be virtually unregulated by the state.
The doctors, pharmaceutical corporations, and the government are the real issues here—not some retailer.
That being said, I see a potential door open here….
People are blaming the wrong entities by going after retail stores, but this could potentially wake enough of the country up to do something about the real monsters plaguing this country…
Here’s more on the story:
Now go after the pharma execs
Pharmacy chains including Walgreens and CVS found liable for opioid crisis in Ohio, federal jury rules https://t.co/LFbytAd2u7
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 27, 2021
— Vince Quill (@VinceQuill) November 28, 2021
The Associated Press reports:
CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies recklessly distributed massive amounts of pain pills in two Ohio counties, a federal jury said Tuesday in a verdict that could set the tone for U.S. city and county governments that want to hold pharmacies accountable for their roles in the opioid crisis.
Lake and Trumbull counties blamed the three chain pharmacies for not stopping the flood of pills that caused hundreds of overdose deaths and cost each of the two counties about $1 billion, said their attorney, who in court compared the pharmacies’ dispensing to a gumball machine.
A federal jury found that some of the nation's largest pharmacy chain operators CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart liable for the drug crisis in two Ohio counties https://t.co/WfGExD6sdS pic.twitter.com/SOhO7GClnz
— Reuters Legal (@ReutersLegal) November 24, 2021
The Hill exclaims:
This decision was the first ever ruling against the retail pharmacy industry, and could set the tone for countless other lawsuits across the country that seek to hold pharmacies responsible for the flood of highly addictive opioid pills into communities. The crisis has killed more than half a million Americans to date.