CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Settle Opioid Lawsuits for $13B
Prescription Drugs
CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Settle Opioid Lawsuits for $13B
2022-11-03 16:53:16
by Tom Ramstack

Drugstore retailers CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens on Wednesday announced a $10 billion settlement of thousands of state and local lawsuits accusing the companies of mishandling their sales of opioid painkillers. Walmart has tentatively agreed to pay another $3 billion to... Read More

CVS Nurse Sues Over Firing After Refusal to Dispense Contraceptives
Litigation
CVS Nurse Sues Over Firing After Refusal to Dispense Contraceptives
2022-09-12 19:36:55
by Tom Ramstack

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former northern Virginia MinuteClinic nurse practitioner is suing CVS Health after she claims she was fired for refusing to dispense contraceptives for religious reasons. The lawsuit says Paige Casey avoided giving out the contraceptives for 2... Read More

CVS to Buy Home Health Care Provider Signify for $8B
Health
CVS to Buy Home Health Care Provider Signify for $8B

DALLAS (AP) — Drugstore operator CVS Health Corp. said Monday that it will buy home-health provider Signify Health for $8 billion. CVS said Signify has more than 10,000 employees including physicians and nurses, a presence in every state, and offers... Read More

Ohio Judge Orders Pharmacies to Pay $650M for Opioid Abuse
Opioids
Ohio Judge Orders Pharmacies to Pay $650M for Opioid Abuse
2022-08-18 20:54:51
by Tom Ramstack

CLEVELAND — Pharmacy chains CVS, Walgreens and Walmart must pay $650.5 million to help with the opioid recovery efforts of two Ohio counties, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. He agreed with officials in Lake and Trumbull counties that the pharmacies’... Read More

Overturning Roe Has Birth Control and Emergency Contraceptives in High Demand
Health
Overturning Roe Has Birth Control and Emergency Contraceptives in High Demand
2022-07-08 15:54:36
by Natalie McCormick

WASHINGTON — In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade, demand for various forms of contraceptives, including the so-called morning-after pill, and long-lasting forms of birth control, has... Read More

Judge Affirms Opioid Judgment Against Major Pharmacy Chains
Prescription Drugs
Judge Affirms Opioid Judgment Against Major Pharmacy Chains
2022-03-08 22:16:30
by Tom Ramstack

TRUMBULL COUNTY, Ohio — An Ohio federal judge overseeing a class action lawsuit over the opioid crisis on Monday refused to overturn a jury verdict that held major pharmacy chains liable for contributing to the addictions and overdoses blamed for... Read More

Ohio Jury Faults Pharmacies for Spurring Opioid Epidemic
Prescription Drugs
Ohio Jury Faults Pharmacies for Spurring Opioid Epidemic
2021-11-24 18:31:59
by Tom Ramstack

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A landmark jury verdict Tuesday could make major pharmacy chains like CVS, Walgreens and Walmart liable for encouraging the opioid epidemic that kills thousands of Americans each year.  The verdict in federal court in Ohio is the... Read More

Newsom Partners with CVS and Walgreens to Provide Pfizer Vaccines to Long-Term Care Facilities
Health
Newsom Partners with CVS and Walgreens to Provide Pfizer Vaccines to Long-Term Care Facilities
2021-01-04 14:41:07
by Sean Trambley

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the country’s largest and most populous state has opted in to the federal COVID-19 Pharmacy Partnership, providing no-cost Pfizer vaccines to residents and staff in long-term care facilities. At... Read More

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