A civil trial has begun in the state of Ohio in regards to the opioid crisis. Chain pharmacies such as CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart are being sued in federal court over their role in perpetuating the opioid epidemic. They are being sued for their reckless dispensing of pain medications and ignoring the red flags of patient addiction. If the companies lose the trial, they could be expected to pay billions of dollars to compensate their damage to the victims, as well as government entities and taxpayers who have footed the bill in response to the crisis.
Morehead State Public Radio
Ohio House Bill 6 was passed by Governor DeWine, implementing several provisions related to the pandemic. Notable elements include: written consent for vaccination of a minor, pharmacists and technicians being able to administer flu, COVID, and other vaccines to children, and other pharmacy technician practice expansions.
Bricker & Eckler