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Trump admin saved Walmart from facing criminal charges over opioid sales: Report

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Federal prosecutors in 2018 wanted to criminally charge Walmart over the company’s opioid sales, but top Trump administration law-enforcement officials killed that effort, a bombshell report says

In a ProPublica article published Wednesday, the investigative journalism outlet reported that prosecutors from the federal Eastern District of Texas over two years had amassed “highly damning evidence” that the world’s biggest retailer had filled opioid prescriptions for customers who then died of overdoses – over pharmacists’ objections.

Pharmacists working in the state sounded the alarm to Walmart’s corporate office, noting that many of the prescriptions were coming from doctors who were…



Source cnbc.com

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