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Judge Dismisses Walmart Lawsuit Over Pharmacy Liability in Opioid Crisis

A federal judge has dismissed Walmart Inc’s lawsuit seeking to preemptively block the U.S. government from blaming the world’s largest retailer for its alleged role in fueling the nation’s opioid crisis. U.S. District Judge Sean Jordan said the government had …

Hiscox USA Expands Allied Healthcare Coverage to Pharmacies

Hiscox has launched a new coverage designed specifically for pharmacies that will complement Hiscox’s existing tailored forms in Allied Healthcare, including ambulance and medical transportation, beauty salon and day spa, and home healthcare products. Hiscox’s set of coverages are customized …

Alabama Pharmacist Saves Hostages From Gunman Who Fell Asleep During Robbery

An Alabama pharmacist told a man who took hostages he could have any drugs he wanted – then grabbed his gun and walked out of the building after he took the medications and fell asleep. Police say the situation began …

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 …

Massachusetts Health Insurer Ends Coverage of Compounded Drugs

The second largest health insurer in Massachusetts has announced that it will no longer cover specialty medications known as compounded drugs, months after a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak was traced to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy. The chief medical officer at …

Judicial Panel Centralizes Meningitis Litigation in Massachusetts

A judicial panel ruled on Feb. 12 that all suits filed against a pharmacy linked to a multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak will be heard in federal court in Massachusetts. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has assigned Judge F. …

Judge Freezes Assets of Owners of Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy

A bankruptcy judge on Monday froze the assets of the owners of the pharmacy linked to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak. Orders signed by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Henry Boroff temporarily restrict the owners of New England Compounding Center (NECC) from …

Meningitis Outbreak Spurs Calls to Boost Pharmacy Oversight

U.S. and state health regulators called on Congress on Tuesday to strengthen federal oversight of compounding pharmacies as lawmakers prepared for two days of hearings on a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak linked to a compounded steroid. But the main federal …

Meningitis Lawsuits: Product Liability or Medical Malpractice?

Victims of a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak are starting to sue the physicians and clinics that administered tainted steroid shots, and the success of the suits could hinge on whether judges decide the injections are subject to product liability or …

Lawsuit Targets Assets of Officers of Pharmacy Tied to Meningitis Outbreak

The officers behind New England Compounding Center have been targeted in a lawsuit that seeks to freeze their personal assets, the latest fallout for the pharmacy linked to the deadly meningitis outbreak. Peter McGrath, a former federal prosecutor, said he …