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A COALITION OF PHARMACIES, including CVS, have argued in federal court that doctors and other health care practitioners who write prescriptions bear ultimate responsibility for improper distribution of opioids to patients, not pharmacists. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID J. PHILLIP

Pharmacies say prescribers bear opioid crisis responsibility

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Doctors and other health care practitioners who write prescriptions bear ultimate responsibility for improper distribution of opioids to patients, not...
PURDUE PHARMA and the Sackler family are seeking an injunction to block lawsuits tied to the opioid crisis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FREY

Purdue, Sacklers seek to use bankruptcy as shield from suits

NEW YORK – The first big fight in Purdue Pharma LP’s bankruptcy case is taking shape as states and cities across the United States...
MCKESSON CORP., Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. have proposed paying $10 billion to settle claims they helped to fuel the United States opioid epidemic. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

Opioid distributors propose $10B to end state claims

WILMINGTON, Del. – McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. have proposed paying $10 billion to settle claims they helped to fuel the...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, July 15, 2019

States line up to sue opioid makers, but there’s no guarantee of a windfall or agreement on how to spend one. Every week, PBN Editor...

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