Walmart Whistleblower Saw the Signs

The customers lined up outside a rural Michigan Walmart, often driving long distances to get for powerful drugs—morphine sulfate, oxycodone and other narcotics. 

Many paid cash for sketchy “pill-mill” style prescriptions, signed by unreachable doctors.
 
Former pharmacist Ashwani Sheoran saw the red flags back in 2012, amid America’s exploding opioid crisis. But Walmart headquarters ignored his warnings, threatening him to keep quiet or be fired—which he was, in 2013.
 
Sheroan’s federal whistleblower suit is now pending against the massive chain, which is under the microscope for its role in the opioid epidemic. 

Walmart also faces a Justice Department lawsuit for failing to safeguard the public.
 
NPR

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