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West Virginia Supreme Court Rules Addicts Can Sue Pharmacies, Doctors

Pharmacies and doctors who negligently prescribed pain medication can be sued for enabling people’s addictions, the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled. The ruling involved 29 people who were patients of Mingo County’s Mountain Medical Center. Most sought treatment for job-related …

WCRI Study of Penn., Md. Finds Vicodin Much Costlier When Dispensed by Doctors

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) says the average price paid for physician-dispensed Vicodin — a commonly dispensed narcotic pain medication in Pennsylvania and Maryland — was approximately three times as high as the price paid …