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Six more states file suits over opioid crisis

Six more states on Tuesday announced lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, accusing the company of fueling a national opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing its prescription painkillers to generate billions of dollars in sales. State attorneys general from Nevada, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota and Tennessee also said Purdue Pharma violated state consumer protection laws...
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Americans are filling far fewer opioid prescriptions, new data shows

New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report...
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Pharmacies sue Express Scripts over claim it stole patients

Six out-of-state pharmacies are suing Express Scripts over allegations the company stole business from them by forcing their customers to switch to Express Scripts’ mail-order pharmacy in an effort to boost sales and profits.

The pharmacies allege that they are required to share certain patient...

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Walmart vs. Amazon

Walmart continues its’ aggressive acquisition strategy with PillPack, as part of their omni-channel transformation and new healthcare focus. Walmart is additionally rumored to be looking at an acquisition of $37B insurance giant Humana.

Walmart started in pharmacy as early as the 1970’s. More recently, Walmart shook things up...

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