September 7, 2022

Pharmacists aren't the 'doctor police': Walmart argues against growing opioid cases

As Walmart faces a tower of lawsuits accusing the company of fueling the opioid epidemic, the retail chain said the accusations are "misguided and dangerous" because they corrode patient's trust in pharmacists and physicians.
August 18, 2022

US pharmacy chains ordered to pay $650m in Ohio opioids suit

A federal judge has ruled that America's three largest pharmacy chains must pay $650.5m (£539.8m) for helping fuel a painkiller crisis in two Ohio counties.
August 18, 2022

Walgreens, CVS and Walmart ordered to pay $650 million in opioid lawsuit

A federal judge ordered three of the country’s largest pharmacy chains to pay $650.6 million to two Ohio counties that they were found to have flooded with prescription painkillers.
August 17, 2022

CVS, Walmart and Walgreens ordered to pay $650.6 million to Ohio counties in opioid case

Aug 17 (Reuters) - Pharmacy operators CVS (CVS.N), Walmart (WMT.N) and Walgreens (WBA.O) must pay a combined $650.6 million to two Ohio counties to address the damage done by the opioid epidemic, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
August 17, 2022

CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Must Pay $650.5 Million in Ohio Opioids Case

A federal judge ordered the big pharmacy chains to bear partial responsibility for the deadly drug crisis.
August 17, 2022

2 Ohio counties awarded $650M from pharmacies in opioids suit

The counties won a landmark lawsuit against CVS, Walgreens and Walmart.
August 2, 2022

New book chronicles how America's opioid industry operated like a drug cartel

TERRY GROSS, HOST:This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. The new book "American Cartel" is about the opioid industry, the manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies behind the opioid epidemic. It's also about their lobbyists and lawyers, many of whom had close ties to members of Congress and high-ranking officials inside the Justice Department.