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CVS, Walmart, Walgreens owe two Ohio counties $650 million in landmark opioid lawsuit

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CVS, Walmart, Walgreens owe two Ohio counties $650 million in landmark opioid lawsuit

A federal judge in Cleveland awarded $650 million in damages Wednesday to two Ohio counties that won a landmark lawsuit against national pharmacy chains CVS, Walgreens and Walmart, claiming the way they distributed opioids to customers caused severe harm to communities and created a public nuisance.