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Pharmacy chains sue Ohio doctors over opioid crisis

Four major national drugstore chains are suing doctors in Ohio for fueling the opioid crisis by overprescribing highly addictive pain killers — as the pharmacies themselves face blame for it, according to a report Wednesday. Pharmacies including Walgreens, CVS, WalMart and Rite Aid — which are also being sued over the epidemic by two counties in the state  — claim local doctors are actually the ones responsible for the public health nightmare, The Hill reported. “While pharmacists are highly trained and licensed professionals … they do not write prescriptions,” attorneys for the pharmacies wrote in the suit, according to the outlet. The drugstore chains claim that Summit and Cuyahoga counties failed to sue local doctors ...