- Pharmacy operators CVS Health Corp CVS, Walmart Inc WMT, and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc WBA will be required to pay $650.6 million to two Ohio counties, Reuters reported.
- A federal judge ruled on Wednesday gave the ruling regarding the damage done by the opioid epidemic.
- The pharmacy chains have been found to have created a public nuisance in Lake and Trumbull counties by over-supplying addictive pain pills.
- The judge ordered the companies to pay the amount over fifteen years and asked them to devise procedures to prevent the illegal diversion of opioid drugs.
- The report specified that the U.S. opioid epidemic had caused more than 500,000 overdose deaths over two decades.
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