Pharmaceutical Companies

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January 17, 2020

Pharmacies Petition 6th Circuit to Overturn 'Sweeping Order' for Opioid Prescription Data

Pharmacies facing an Oct. 13 trial are challenging U.S. District Judge Dan Polster's order to provide opioid prescription data for thousands of stores nationwide. They also insist that at least two of his orders have not complied with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
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January 9, 2020

Pharmacy chains sue Ohio doctors over opioid crisis

Four major national drugstore chains are suing doctors in Ohio for fueling the opioid crisis by overprescribing highly addictive pain killers — as the pharmacies themselves face blame for it, according to a report Wednesday.
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January 10, 2020

Major drugstores file lawsuit against doctors, saying they bear responsibility for the opioid epidemic

On Monday, six major drugstore chains—including CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens—filed a lawsuit in the ongoing opioid litigation arguing that physicians and other health care practitioners who write opioid prescriptions should be held liable for contributing to the opioid epidemic, not the pharmacists.
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January 7, 2020

Pharmacies say prescribers bear opioid crisis responsibility

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors and other healthcare practitioners who write prescriptions bear ultimate responsibility for improper distribution of opioids to patients, not pharmacists who are obliged to fill those prescriptions, a series of pharmacy chains argued in federal court.
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January 9, 2020

Opioid-treatment maker again accused of anti-competitive practices

A maker of opioid medications abused patent protections to jack up the price of their products, two researchers wrote Thursday. They said the practices are spreading among drug makers.
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January 8, 2020

CVS, Walgreens, And Rite Aid Sue Doctors In Latest Move In Federal Opioid Case

The drugstores allege it was the doctors who prescribed the pills who should shoulder the culpability for the opioid crisis.
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January 9, 2020

In Ohio Suit, Pharmacies Say Prescribers Bear Responsibility for Opioid Crisis

Doctors and other healthcare practitioners who write prescriptions bear ultimate responsibility for improper distribution of opioids to patients, not pharmacists who are obliged to fill those prescriptions, a series of pharmacy chains argued in federal court in Ohio.
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December 31, 2019

Walmart, CVS, Walgreens Must Disclose 14 Years of Opioid Data

Nation’s largest pharmacies fought to keep records private More than decade of data will go to plaintiffs in opioid multidistrict litigation
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