The lawsuit accuses Walmart of failing to take its gatekeeping duties as a pharmacy seriously. Photo: AP The lawsuit accuses Walmart of failing to take its gatekeeping duties as a pharmacy seriously. Photo: AP
The lawsuit accuses Walmart of failing to take its gatekeeping duties as a pharmacy seriously. Photo: AP

Fentanyl and other opioids

US sues Walmart, accusing it of fuelling opioid crisis

  • The lawsuit says the retail giant created a system that turned its 5,000 in-store pharmacies into a supplier of highly addictive painkillers
  • The opioid epidemic has claimed the lives of roughly 450,000 people across the US since 1999 due to overdoses

Topic |   Fentanyl and other opioids
The lawsuit accuses Walmart of failing to take its gatekeeping duties as a pharmacy seriously. Photo: AP The lawsuit accuses Walmart of failing to take its gatekeeping duties as a pharmacy seriously. Photo: AP
The lawsuit accuses Walmart of failing to take its gatekeeping duties as a pharmacy seriously. Photo: AP
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