Justice Department accuses retail giant of ignoring warnings from its own pharmacists; complaint follows company’s suit to fight allegations pre-emptively
By Timothy Puko and Sadie Gurman
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—The Trump administration sued Walmart Inc. Tuesday, accusing the retail giant of helping to fuel the nation’s opioid crisis by inadequately screening for questionable prescriptions despite repeated warnings from its own pharmacists.
The Justice Department’s lawsuit claims that Walmart sought to boost profits by understaffing its pharmacies and pressuring…
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