R.I. communities expand opioid lawsuits to include CVS, other drugstore chains

OPIOID SEMINAR: A seminar on identifying risk factors and how to respond to an opioid overdose within the workplace will be held at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce in Lincoln on Jan. 29. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH
MULTIPLE RHODE ISLAND communities have added drugstore chains, including Rhode Island-based CVS Health, to the list of companies they are suing over the opioid crisis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH
PROVIDENCE – More than two dozen Rhode Island cities and towns are expanding their lawsuits over the opioid crisis to target the nation's largest drugstore chains, including one that's close to home: CVS Health Corp.  Lawyers representing numerous municipalities in Rhode Island, and many more across the country, in recent days have amended their lawsuits…

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