inside of a Walmart store showing shoppers, carts, flags (Photo: AP)

(Bloomberg) –Walmart illegally mishandled opioid painkillerssold through its in-store pharmacies for years, two pension fundscontend in lawsuits seeking access to internal records of theworld's second-largest retailer.

Media reports and information revealed in a mass of opioidlawsuits in federal court show how Walmart failed to comply withlaws mandating monitoring of sales of the highly addictivepainkillers, attorneys for the Norfolk County Retirement System andthe Police and Fire Retirement System of Detroit said in theirsuits.

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