Judge rejects pharmacy chains' bid to toss opioid suits

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Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a federal judge allows opioid lawsuits filed against pharmacy chains to continue a federal judge in Ohio has rejected a motion from five pharmacy chains to dismiss opioid related public nuisance lawsuits filed by two Ohio counties U. S. district judge Dan Polster ruled and Ohio law allows lake and troubled counties to sue CVS Walgreens rite aid Walmart and giant eagle the lawsuit alleges the pharmacy chains in the two counties bought a total of nearly one hundred thirty million oxy code own and hydrocodone pills between two thousand and twenty fourteen that would be roughly two hundred sixty six pills for every week county resident and three hundred twenty pills for every trouble county resident during the fifteen year period hi Mike Rossio

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