According to the complaint, “Walgreens and CVS violated these duties of care by dispensing extremely large amounts of opioids from their retail pharmacy stores in Florida.” (Photo: Shutterstock)

As the opioid crisis continues to take an economic toll on our country, many states are cracking down on those they feel are responsible for the worsening epidemic and recoup some of the cost of cleaning it up. The latest culprits in the hot seat? Pharmaceutical giants Walgreens and CVS.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Friday filed an amended complaint against opioid manufacturers and distributors to include Insys Therapeutics Inc., Walgreens Co., CVS Healthcare Corp. and CVS Pharmacy, Inc. as additional defendants.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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