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January 09, 2020

Drugstore Chains Facing Opioid Litigation Want Prescribers to be Held Liable

Major drugstore chains facing federal opioid litigation are suing physicians, alleging that physicians are “the real culprits in the nation’s deadly drug epidemic.” The companies claim that if they are found liable for contributions to the opioid epidemic, prescribers of the medications should be, too.  As stated by one of the attorneys for a drugstore chain, “[i]n a misguided hunt for deep pockets, without regard to actual fault or liability, plaintiff has elected not to sue any of these other parties.”