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•  Reuters reports that "a federal judge in Texas has dismissed Walmart Inc’s lawsuit against the U.S. government where the retailer was seeking clarity over the responsibilities of pharmacists in filling opioid prescriptions.

"Walmart said on Friday it will appeal."

Walmart's suit against the government was seen as a pre-emptive attack to blunt the impact of a suit it anticipated would be filed against it, alleging that Walmart was complicit in the opioid epidemic because of a lax approach to filling prescriptions.  The US Department of Justice filed those charges late last year.