A Long Island pharmacy cannot be held liable for dispensing opioid and other medications as part of a medical malpractice lawsuit, a Suffolk County judge ruled Wednesday. 

Plaintiff Peter Bistrian sued White’s Apothecary in January, claiming the pharmacy erred in filling “excessive and dangerous doses” of opioid and benzodiazepine prescriptions despite a lack of medical purpose—including simultaneously dispensing medications that when taken together could cause overdose.

Justice Joseph Pastoressa. Courtesy photo Justice Joseph Pastoressa. Courtesy photo

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