When every pharmacy in Southwest Tennessee refused to fill prescriptions from a McMinnville doctor under probe by federal authorities for peddling opioids to street dealers and addicts, Walgreens barred its pharmacists from rejecting them, records contained in a lawsuit reveal.

When Walgreens learned a Dayton, Tenn., prescriber was shelling out opioids and other dangerous drugs in a clinic filled with dogs to cash-paying patients, the drug company told its Tennessee pharmacists to keep filling the prescriptions and keep quiet about it, records show.

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