New Data Shows Pharmacies Played Major Role in Opioid Epidemic

Pharmacies

A new report coming from a federal court in Ohio, is casting more light on how the opioid epidemic began than ever before. An article from NPR shows how pharmacies were also a major factor in helping the epidemic grow. 

Major Pharmacies at Fault

A new lawsuit is being brought against many drug manufacturers (like Purdue Pharma who produces OxyContin) by local governments in Ohio holding them at fault for the epidemic. This time pharmacy giants like Walgreens and CVS are also listed in the lawsuit as well. The data being released tracks how many pills were created and distributed to individuals over a six-year period (2006-2012). 

Steady Stream 

An attorney working on the lawsuit commented that looking at the data people “will see the flow, the steady flow of pills – it’s not a trickle, it’s a tsunami.”

Awaiting Answers

A spokesman declined to comment for the article, but mentioned that the claims brought forward by the plaintiffs do not have any weight to them. 

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