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Walmart, CVS, Walgreens Ordered to Pay $650 Million Over Ohio Opioid Sales

Walmart Inc., CVS Health Corp. and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. were ordered to pay a total of $650 million over their failure to properly monitor opioid prescriptions in Ohio, in the drug industry’s latest setback in the sprawling litigation over …

Judge Rules Walgreens Contributed to San Francisco’s Opioid Crisis

A federal judge ruled this week that Walgreens can be held responsible for contributing to San Francisco’s opioid crisis for over-dispensing opioids for years without proper oversight and failing to identify and report suspicious orders as required by law. San …

Walgreens Reaches $105 Million Settlement With Shareholders

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. agreed to pay $105 million to settle a long-running class-action lawsuit accusing it of misleading shareholders about how rising generic drug prices and reimbursement pressures would hurt its pharmacy business. The preliminary all-cash settlement was filed …

Walgreens, Drugmakers Blame Others For San Francisco’s Opioid Crisis

Pharmacy chain Walgreens Boots Alliance WBA.O and other defendants on Tuesday said they were not to blame for the opioid crisis in San Francisco, and that they acted responsibly when providing legal medications to patients in pain. “Almost all of …

Pharmacies Defend Actions as Ohio Opioid Trial Nears Its End

Lawyers for pharmacy chains including CVS and Walgreens on Monday argued they were not to blame for the U.S. opioid epidemic, as jurors prepared to consider whether to hold them responsible for the devastation the drug crisis caused in two …

CVS, Walgreens, Walmart to Make Closing Arguments in Ohio Opioid Trial

A jury is set to hear closing arguments on Monday in a trial in federal court in Cleveland focused on claims by two counties in Ohio that three major retail pharmacy chains – CVS, Walgreens and Walmart – fueled the …

Big Pharmacy Chains Under Pressure to Settle Opioid Claims Before Their First Trial

Four large pharmacy chains are set to face their first trial over the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic, creating new pressure to reach settlements with state and local governments who accuse them of contributing to the public health crisis. The Ohio …

Arkansas AG Sues Walgreens over Opioid Crisis

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on March 15 sued Walgreens, accusing the pharmacy chain of fueling the opioid crisis in the state by filling a large number of suspicious orders for painkillers. Rutledge filed the lawsuit in Pulaski County Court, …

Walgreens, CVS Lead COVID-19 Vaccination Drive for Nursing Homes

The U.S. government and two of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains kick off a nationwide campaign to vaccinate nursing home residents against COVID-19 on Monday, a week after the first vaccines authorized in the country began being administered to healthcare …

Rite-Aid, Walgreens Sued by West Virginia Over Opioid Rx Flood

Rite-Aid and Walgreens failed to monitor and report suspicious orders of prescription painkillers in West Virginia while inundating their retail pharmacies with tens of millions of pills, according to a state lawsuit. The lawsuit filed by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey …