Popular Drugstores are Added to New York City’s Opioid Lawsuit

New York City has added the CVS, Walmart, Walgreens and Rite Aid as defendants in its lawsuit previously filed. Besides Purdue Pharma LP, the list of defendants named in NYC’s suit includes long-time opioid manufacturers Allergan Plc, Endo International Plc, Johnson & Johnson, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., and distributors AmerisourceBergen Corp, Cardinal Health Inc and McKesson Corp.  The City is seeking $500 million.