CVS says Florida’s opioid claim ‘without merit’

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Newest on Florida’s lawsuit accusing CVS and Walgreens of unlawful opioid gross sales (all occasions native):

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The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain says Florida’s lawsuit alleging that it helped gasoline the state’s opioid disaster “is with out advantage.”

CVS spokesman Mike DeAngelis issued a press release Saturday saying the corporate is “devoted to serving to scale back prescription drug abuse and diversion.” That features coaching pharmacists and their assistants and public schooling efforts.

Florida Legal professional Normal Pam Bondi introduced late Friday that she added Walgreens and CVS to a state-court lawsuit filed final spring towards Purdue Pharma, the maker of oxycontin, and several other opioid distributors.

Bondi mentioned in a press launch the businesses “performed a job in creating the opioid disaster.”

Walgreens declined to remark.

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Florida is suing the nation’s two largest drugstore chains, alleging they added to the state’s opioid disaster.

Legal professional Normal Pam Bondi introduced late Friday that she has added Walgreens and CVS to a state-court lawsuit filed final spring towards Purdue Pharma, the maker of oxycontin, and several other opioid distributors.

Bondi mentioned in a press launch that CVS and Walgreens “performed a job in creating the opioid disaster.” She mentioned the businesses did not cease “suspicious orders of opioids” and “allotted unreasonable portions of opioids from their pharmacies.”       

CVS didn’t instantly reply Saturday to emails looking for remark. Walgreens didn’t instantly reply to a cellphone message and emails.

The federal authorities says about 45 folks die every day due to opioid overdoses.

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