Florida Florida filed a lawsuit against two main pharmacy chains USA, Walgreens and CVS, who accused him of contributing to the national crisis and the state opioid crisis because he over-marketed painkillers and did not take precautions to prevent illicit sales.
Advocate General Pam Bondi announced on Friday that he was involved in the lawsuit filed by both companies that the state filed a few months ago against Purdue Pharma, a maker of OxyContin and several opioid distributors.
Bondi stated in his statement that CVS and Walgreens "contributed to the emergence of opioid crises". He said companies did not stop "suspicious opioid orders" and "their pharmacies supplied unreasonable amounts of opioids". On average, about 45 people die every day due to overdose of opioids across the country, according to disease control and prevention centers.
"We will continue to prosecute companies that have contributed to the onset of the opioid crisis," said Bondi, who could be proposed by Donald Trump, who is to replace Jeff Sessions, who was recently dismissed as the justice secretary. "Thousands of Floridians have sued the defendants' charges."
In a statement released on Saturday, CVS representative Mike DeAngelis said that the lawsuit "is not merit". He said that the company was preparing its responsibility for dispatching controlled substances to pharmacists and colleagues and providing them with tools to detect possible illegal sales.
"In recent years, CVS has taken a number of steps to strengthen our current safeguards to address an opioid epidemic in the country," DeAngelis said.
Walgreens said on Saturday that he did not make statements about pending court cases.
Prior to the intervention of the police authorities at the beginning of the decade, Florida was known for its offices, which supplied customers with recipes for opioid vapors.
Drug dealers from around the world have sent assistants to small clinics for unscrupulous doctors to prescribe opioids to treat injuries or false illnesses.