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Ohio federal jury finds that big retail pharmacies perpetuated the opioid crisis

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A federal jury in Cleveland, Ohio, found that CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies contributed to the opioid crisis, the first decision of its kind.

Other cases in the U.S. hinge on a similar legal strategy against the pharmacies.

Host Robin Young speaks with Brian Mann, NPR's addiction correspondent, about the case.

This segment aired on November 24, 2021.

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