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Walmart Fueled Opioid Epidemic By Filling Illegitimate Prescriptions Regularly, DOJ Lawsuit Alleges

Walmart Fueled Opioid Epidemic By Filling Illegitimate Prescriptions Regularly, DOJ Lawsuit Alleges

THOMAS CATENACCI CONTRIBUTOR The Department of Justice sued Walmart Tuesday alleging that the big-box retailer fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic by knowingly filling illegitimate prescriptions and with price-cutting techniques. Walmart transformed its 5,000 in-store pharmacies into a leading network of opioid suppliers, the Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit alleged, according to a press release. In addition, Walmart allegedly didn’t […]

Melania Trump Challenges Media To Cover Opioid Crisis Over ‘Idle Gossip’

Melania Trump Challenges Media To Cover Opioid Crisis Over ‘Idle Gossip’

Amber Athey | White House Correspondent   First lady Melania Trump delivered remarks at a town hall on the opioid crisis Tuesday and challenged the media to give more coverage to the epidemic than “idle gossip or trivial stories.” Trump kicked off her “Be Best” tour this week to address childhood bullying and the opioid […]

Free Preventative Educational Session about the Local Opioid Epidemic | St. John’s Regional Medical Center

Free Preventative Educational Session about the Local Opioid Epidemic | St. John’s  Regional Medical Center

Oxnard, CA – St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), a Dignity Health Central Coast hospital, invites the public to attend an informative seminar focusing on how to combat the opioid epidemic in our community. This free and educational event will feature a presentation by Interventional Pain and Addiction Medicine Specialist, Joseph A. Cabaret, MD, who will […]

Chiang Joins State Treasurers From Illinois, Pennsylvania, West Virginia in Urging Companies to Help Fight Opioid Epidemic

Chiang Joins State Treasurers From Illinois, Pennsylvania, West Virginia in Urging Companies to Help Fight Opioid Epidemic

Accountability Sought at Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen State Treasurer John Chiang today joined state treasurers from Illinois, Pennsylvania and West Virginia in urging drug companies Cardinal Health and Amerisource Bergen to address the heroin and opioid epidemic or face potential financial consequences in their stock prices. Drug companies Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen must act to […]