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Walgreens prescriptions contributed to opioid epidemic in San Francisco - U.S. court

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A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Walgreens can be held responsible for contributing to San Francisco's opioid crisis. The judge ruled that the pharmaceutical chain failed to investigate suspicious opioid orders properly for nearly 15 years. The company said it was "disappointed" by the decision and plans to appeal. More than 100 million prescription opioid pills were dispensed by Walgreens in the city between 2006 and 2020. The ruling did not include a ruling on monetary damages, which will be determined in a future trial.
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