Walmart pre-emptively sues US as part of opioid litigation battle

” In the shadow of their own profound failures, DOJ and DEA now seek to retroactively trouble drug stores and pharmacists unfeasible requirements that are not discovered in any law and surpass what pharmacists are trained and certified to carry out,” the suit, which was submitted in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas, reads.

Walmart has actually taken legal action against the Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration in anticipation of upcoming civil suits versus the retail giant for its pharmacies opioid giving practices.

Katie Adams –
Friday, October 23rd, 2020

The business announced the lawsuit Oct. 22, saying the U.S. government is seeking to put excessive blame on it and eschewing its own role in the opioid epidemic. Walmart is seeking a federal judges statement that the federal government does not have the grounds to pursue civil damages from the business for filling prescriptions that the federal government ought to have noticed were suspicious.

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The claim names the justice department, Attorney General William Barr, the DEA, and the DEAs acting administrator, Timothy Shea, as defendants..

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