Opioid Crisis Leads CVS, Walgreens to Offer $10 Billion to Stop Opioid Suits

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These cases stem from a universal frustration and desperation due to the opioid crisis in America. Increasing overdoes and deaths are continually linked to prescription pills and fentanyl. This along with the outrageous up-pricing of these prescriptions by the government. All around the country, people are desperate for a change in business practice. The prescription drug world is controlled by money and greed, and thousands of people are dying because of it.

In a statement, CVS would not admit that they’ve actually done anything wrong, and “Will continue to defend against any litigation that the final agreement does not resolve.”

Walgreens also made a statement once the news broke that they would be involved in the deal: “This settlement framework is in the best interest of the company and our stakeholders at this time.”

The MDL is In re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation, case number 1:17-md-02804, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.