Pharmacies Look To Lay Blame on Doctors for Opioid Crisis
January 8, 2020
A group of pharmacies led by CVSPharmacy Inc, Walgreen Co. and Walmart Inc. are taking aim at droves of unnamed doctors, saying the Ohio counties suing as part of the sprawling opioid multidistrict litigation are unfairly blaming pharmacies instead of going after physicians for overprescribing the drugs.
The pharmacists are bound by law to accept the prescribing physician’s judgment in most cases, so placing the blame on the pharmacists while leaving the physicians alone is unfair, the pharmacies argued.
Among other attorney teams, Cuyahoga County and other municipalities are represented by Hunter Shkolnik.