US sues Walmart over opioid crisis

New York (AFP) – The US Justice Department sued Walmart over its role in the opioid crisis on Tuesday, alleging the giant retailer wrongly filled prescriptions and worsened a public health disaster. The suit accuses Walmart of irresponsible handling of orders, filling thousands of “invalid” prescriptions. Authorities could seek up to billions of dollars in penalties, in the litigation that followed a multi-year investigation, the Justice Department said in a press release. “As one of the largest pharmacy chains and wholesale drug distributors in the country, Walmart had the responsibility and …

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