Walgreens on trial for its alleged role in the U.S. opioid crisis

The Illinois-based company and three other pharmacy chains face billions of dollars in damages and major threats to their reputations.

Walgreens on trial for its alleged role in the U.S. opioid crisis
In this June 24, 2019 file photo, shoppers enter a Walgreens store in Los Angeles. Walgreens, CVS, Giant Eagle and Walmart are being sued by Ohio counties Lake and Trumbull for their alleged role in the opioid crisis. Marcio Jose Sanchez, File / AP Photo
Walgreens on trial for its alleged role in the U.S. opioid crisis
In this June 24, 2019 file photo, shoppers enter a Walgreens store in Los Angeles. Walgreens, CVS, Giant Eagle and Walmart are being sued by Ohio counties Lake and Trumbull for their alleged role in the opioid crisis. Marcio Jose Sanchez, File / AP Photo

Walgreens on trial for its alleged role in the U.S. opioid crisis

The Illinois-based company and three other pharmacy chains face billions of dollars in damages and major threats to their reputations.

Two Ohio counties are suing Walgreens, Walmart, CVS and Giant Eagle for their distribution of opioid pain pills. But the companies say they did nothing wrong.

Reset gets the latest on the landmark opioid trial and what it could mean for thousands of similar lawsuits nationwide.

GUEST: Brian Mann, NPR reporter covering issues related to addiction