On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Attorney General Andy Beshear filed suit against Walgreens for its dual role as distributor and pharmacy in allegedly failing to legally monitor its own operations that shipped and dispensed large quantities of opioids through its more than 70 locations statewide. Beshear said the company’s actions flooded Kentucky communities with dangerous prescription drugs, directly contributing to the state’s drug epidemic. The lawsuit alleges that Walgreens, whose 2018 second quarter sales topped $33 billion, failed to use its unique position as a pharmacy and distributor to prevent t he flood of opioids into Kentucky. This is the sixth opioid related lawsuit Beshear has filed.
Beshear Files Suit Against Walgreens for Role in State’s Drug Epidemic
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