US pharmacy Walgreens sued over opioid prescribing

The Arkansas attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Walgreens over its involvement in the opioid crisis. In the lawsuit, the attorney general claims that Walgreens processed high volumes of opioid prescriptions and did not do enough to prevent suspicious prescriptions being processed. In 2019, Arkansas had the second highest opioid dispensing of any state with 80.9 prescriptions for every 100 people compared with the US national average of 46.7.