father County Sues Major Pharmacy Chains Over Opioid Controls

By Matthew Santoni (July 1, 2022, 6:38 PM EDT) — Pharmacy chains CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens contributed to an epidemic of opioid addiction, overdose deaths and strains on public resources in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, through their negligent monitoring and control of the prescriptions they filled, according to a lawsuit the county filed in the Pennsylvania state court.

The Keystone State’s second-biggest county said the pharmacies had “utterly failed in their gatekeeper role” in preventing overuse and diversion of prescription drugs that then fueled the crisis of abuse, addiction and overdoses that strained county services like drug treatment programs, the county jail , the county morgue, and the county foster care system….

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