By Jan Hoffman
Source: The New York Times

CVS and Walgreens, two of the nation’s largest retail pharmacy chains, said on Wednesday that they had reached tentative agreements to pay about $5 billion each to settle thousands of lawsuits over their role in the opioid crisis.

The companies made the announcements in government filings, but finalization is conditional on an overwhelming majority of plaintiffs, including state, municipal and tribal governments, signing on, they said.

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