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New Mexico expands lawsuit centered on opioid crisis


February 27, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is seeking a sweeping expansion of its ongoing lawsuit over the opioid crisis by targeting some of the United States' largest drugstore retailers and other companies that are part of the supply chain for the prescription medications.

Attorney General Hector Balderas said Tuesday that Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and others have been profiting from the sale of opioids and should be reinvesting in community education and awareness campaigns, treatment centers and law enforcement intervention programs.

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