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A reckoning for opioid supply chain

According to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration numbers examined by the Washington Post, nearly 100,000 people died in the United States from opioid addiction or...
OPIOID SEMINAR: A seminar on identifying risk factors and how to respond to an opioid overdose within the workplace will be held at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce in Lincoln on Jan. 29. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

R.I. communities expand opioid lawsuits to include CVS, other drugstore chains

PROVIDENCE – More than two dozen Rhode Island cities and towns are expanding their lawsuits over the opioid crisis to target the nation's largest...
WALGREENS BOOTS Alliance is rolling out a nationwide next-day prescription-delivery service to fend off competition from Amazon.com Inc. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AKASHA RABUT

With Amazon.com looming, Walgreens starts next-day drug delivery

NEW YORK - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is rolling out a nationwide next-day prescription-delivery service to fend off competition from Amazon.com Inc. and numerous venture...
AMAZON.COM is already putting pricing pressure on retail pharmacy store-brand medications at CVS Health and Walgreens, competition that will only intensify as the online giant integrates its recent purchase of PillPack. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SARA HYLTON

Amazon is already undercutting prices on over-the-counter pills

NEW YORK – As pharmacy chains await Amazon.com Inc.’s entry into the prescription-drug market, the online retail giant is already undercutting them for non-prescription...
AMAZON.COM has agreed to purchase Boston-based PillPack, allowing the online retail giant to enter the pharmacy business directly. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

Amazon makes big foray into health care with PillPack purchase and...

NEW YORK – Amazon.com Inc. has agreed to buy the online pharmacy startup PillPack, jumping into the health care business with a deal that will...
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