translated from Spanish: Florida Sues pharmacy chains by opioids for sale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, USA (AP) — Florida filed a lawsuit against the two main chains of pharmacies in the country, Walgreens and CVS, which accused of contributing to the national crisis l and State opioid analgesics market excessive and not to take precautions to prevent illegal sales. The Attorney general Pam Bondi announced Friday night that included both companies in a lawsuit that the State presented a few months ago against Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of OxyContin, and several distributors of opioids. Bondi said in a release that CVS and Walgreens «contributed to the creation of the crisis of opioids». He said that companies not halted orders opioid «suspected» and «their pharmacies were unreasonable amounts of opioids». On average, about 45 people are killed daily by overdose of opioids in across the country, according to the Centers for Control and prevention of diseases.

«We will continue chasing after companies that have contributed to the creation of the crisis of opioids,» said Bondi, who could be proposed by Donald Trump to replace Jeff Sessions, who was fired recently as Secretary of Justice, according to updates for press. «Thousands of Floridians have suffered as a result of the actions of the defendants». In a statement released Saturday, the spokesperson for CVS, Mike DeAngelis, said that demand «lacks merit». He said that the company trains its pharmacists and staff about their responsibilities when they shipped controlled substances and has provided tools to detect possible illegal sales.
«In recent years, CVS has taken numerous steps to strengthen our existing safeguards in order to confront the epidemic of opioids of the nation,» said DeAngelis.

Walgreens said Saturday that didn’t make statements about pending court cases. Even before the intervention of the police authorities at the beginning of the Decade, Florida was famous for its clinics delivering recipes steamed for opioid clients. Nationwide drug dealers sent accomplices to small clinics so that unscrupulous doctors prescribe them opioids to meet false diseases or injury. In this note:

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