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The overprescription of opioid pain medications such as these oxycodone pills has been blamed for an addiction epidemic in the U.S. — and has spurred a flurry of activity in American courts. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said the state has added CVS and Walgreens to a lawsuit because they had not stopped suspicious orders of opioids and had dispensed unreasonable quantities of the drugs. Zach Gibson/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Walgreens has released a statement defending its pharmacist's right to decline to fill a prescription on ethical or religious grounds. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Specialist John McNierney works at the post that handles General Electric on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in January. The struggling company is being dropped from the Dow Jones industrial average. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Kentucky filed a lawsuit against Walgreens on Thursday for allegedly failing to adequately monitor its operations as it shipped and dispensed large quantities of opioids. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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In 2014, Kaiser Health News' Jenny Gold interviewed patients getting blood tests from Theranos at a Walgreens in Palo Alto, Calif., until a fire alarm stopped everything. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Massachusetts, where this Walgreens outlet is located, is one of the three states where the chain is most concentrated. Regulators could force the company to divest itself of some stores, if its merger with Rite Aid wins approval. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Is A Walgreens-Rite Aid Merger Good Medicine For Consumers?

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Last month, demonstrators protested the possibility of Walgreens moving its corporate headquarters overseas at a Chicago location of the pharmacy. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Walgreens is one of several pharmacies that have partnered with hospitals to help manage patients after they've returned home. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Why The Hospital Wants The Pharmacist To Be Your Coach

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A customer walks out of a Walgreens store in New York City. Adam Rountree/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Millions Of Prescriptions Will No Longer Be Filled At Walgreens

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