Kentucky AG Sueing CVS for 'Role in Kentucky's Opioid Epidemic'

The lawsuit filed by Kentucky's attorney general claims CVS 'engaged in unlawful business practices and failed to guard against the diversion of opioids.'

Posted: Jun 2, 2021 11:31 AM

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Wednesday that he had filed a lawsuit against CVS Health (CVS) for "the company's role in Kentucky's opioid epidemic."

AG Cameron's lawsuit alleges the company "engaged in unlawful business practices and failed to guard against the diversion of opioids." 

“During the height of the opioid epidemic, CVS allowed millions of dosage units of opioids to flood Kentucky’s borders, fueling the crisis and devastating thousands of families and communities across the Commonwealth,” said AG Cameron. 

Cameron says that as both a distributor and pharmacy, CVS was in a unique position to "monitor and stop the peddling of these highly addictive drugs from their stores" through a system of safeguards that Cameron claims the company ignored.

The lawsuit alleges seven claims against CVS. You can view it in full below:

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