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Florida Sues Walgreens, CVS, Alleging They Added To State's Opioid Crisis

Florida Sues Walgreens, CVS, Alleging They Added To State's Opioid CrisisFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is suing the nation's two largest



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Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales

Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid salesFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is suing the nation's two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales.



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The Latest: CVS says Florida's opioid claim 'without merit'

The Latest: CVS says Florida's opioid claim 'without merit'FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's lawsuit accusing CVS and Walgreens of illegal opioid sales (all times local):



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Yahoo News Explains: What the Trump administration is doing about the opioid crisis

Yahoo News Explains: What the Trump administration is doing about the opioid crisisCongress recently passed, and the president has now signed, a major piece of legislation, encompassing prevention, treatment and recovery. But the federal response faces an uphill battle for now.



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Yahoo News Explains: What the Trump administration is doing about the opioid crisis

Yahoo News Explains: What the Trump administration is doing about the opioid crisisPresident Trump just signed a major piece of legislation in the fight against the opioid crisis. The bill, which passed both houses of Congress virtually unopposed, brings together multiple smaller proposals to address prevention, treatment, and recovery.



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Nebraska carries out America's first execution using opioid fentanyl

Nebraska carries out America's first execution using opioid fentanylCarey Dean Moore, who was on death row for 38 years over the killing of two cab drivers in 1979, was put to death on Tuesday. Nebraska has carried out the first execution in the US using fentanyl, the opioid painkiller that killed Prince and has a central role in America’s overdose epidemic. The state put Carey Dean Moore, a double murderer, to death on Tuesday morning, the first execution there for 21 years.



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China says United States domestic opioid market the crux of crisis

China says United States domestic opioid market the crux of crisisChina’s drug control agency on Monday said the United States should do more to cut its demand for opioids to tackle the use of synthetic drug fentanyl, but it vowed to step up cooperation after Chinese production of the substance had been blamed for fuelling the U.S. opioid crisis. U.S. President Donald Trump said in November on a state visit to Beijing that China and the United States would do more to stem what he called a “flood of cheap and deadly” fentanyl “manufactured in China” from entering the United States.



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Walmart to restrict opioid dispensing at its pharmacies

Walmart to restrict opioid dispensing at its pharmacies(Reuters) – Walmart Inc said on Monday it would restrict initial acute opioid prescriptions to no more than a seven-day supply as the retailer aims to curb an opioid epidemic that has plagued the United States. The supply limit will begin within the next 60 days, the company said. In January , Walmart said it would provide its customers filling prescriptions for opioids with a packet of powder that would help them dispose of leftover medication.



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Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidote

Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidoteATLANTA (AP) — The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives.



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Report Shows Ties Between Opioid Makers and Patient Groups

Report Shows Ties Between Opioid Makers and Patient GroupsAn investigation from Senator Claire McCaskill reviewed donations from opioid manufacturers and found nearly $ 9 million was given to advocacy groups over five years.



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