Judge rejects pharmacy chains' bid to toss opioid suits

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Hi Mike Rossi a reporting five pharmacy chains failed to get opioid related lawsuits tossed lawsuits filed by two Ohio counties against pharmacy chain CVS Walgreens rite aid Walmart and giant eagle can continue U. S. district judge Dan Polster rejected a motion from the chains to dismiss the lawsuit ruling in Ohio law allows lake and Trumbull county's two filed nuisance claims the county's content of the opioid dispensing practices of the five chains flooded their communities with nearly one hundred thirty million oxy code own and hydrocodone pills between two thousand and twenty fourteen Polster is overseeing more than two thousand lawsuits filed by local governments tribal authorities and others against companies they blamed for fueling an opioid epidemic hi Mike Rossio

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