Opioids Collections

Florida Walgreens Litigation Documents



State of Florida v. Purdue Pharma L.P. et al.

The records in this collection come from the case State of Florida v. Purdue Pharma L.P. et al., (Docket No. 2018-CA-001438). The State alleged that Walgreens pharmacy, through negligence and deceptive trade practices, failed to monitor or take preventative actions against excessive distribution, dispensing and diversion of opioids. Additional allegations include civil conspiracy and causing a public nuisance. Walgreens ultimately agreed to pay $683 million to settle the claims against it.


The documents consist of 221 trial exhibits and 26 volumes of trial transcripts. Exhibits include emails, pharmacy brochures, sales data and audit reports, National Institutes of Health and Center for Disease Control guidelines, correspondence from the Florida Attorney General and Drug Enforcement Agency, and scholarly articles. Names frequently appearing in email correspondence include Walgreens executives Tasha Polster, Rex Swords, Edward Bratton, and Kermit Crawford. The documents reveal trends in drug prescribing and deaths in Florida and Walgreens' attempts and failures at creating and enforcing policies relating to drug dispensing practices and diversion prevention.

Dates: 2003-2022

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