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November 22, 2019

Pharmacy Chains Face Trial: Continuation of Opioid Litigation

According to the Washington Post, Judge Polster, the Ohio federal judge presiding over the nearly 2,500 lawsuits filed against drug manufacturers in the country, has set  trial to begin on October 13, 2020, while suggesting that three other cases be transferred back to the federal courts in which they originated. Polster stated that he would preside over a case filed by two Ohio counties against pharmacy chains, including Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid. Judge Polster has offered to preside over another seven cases targeting the drug industry, but those must first be approved by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.