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Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales

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Florida sued Walgreens and CVS, the largest pharmacies in the U.S., alleging they contributed to the nation's opioid crisis by failing to stop "suspicious orders of opioids" and "dispensed unreasonable quantities of opioids from their pharmacies."

The details: Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi added the retailers to a lawsuit the state filed last year against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and several opioid distributors, the AP reports. Kentucky also sued Walgreens earlier this year for ignoring its own safeguard systems designed to protect and monitor consumers' opioid consumption.

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