Tag Archives: Opioid

Hospital chain pledges to cut opioid prescriptions 40 percent by 2018 in face of painkiller epidemic

After marijuana and alcohol, prescription drugs are the most commonly misused substances by Americans age 14 and older. Education Images | UIG | Getty Images A Utah-based hospital chain pledged Wednesday to slash the number of opioid pills prescribed for patients with acute pain at its facilities by 40 percent by the end of 2018.… Read More »

Tennessee AG’s wife holds Walgreens stock amid opioid suits

The wife of a state attorney general who’s helping lead national opioid settlement negotiations has held investments in Walgreens for years By The Associated Press November 27, 2019, 1:38 AM 1 min read The wife of a state attorney general who’s helping lead national opioid epidemic settlement negotiations has held investments in Walgreens for years.… Read More »

Johnson & Johnson stock climbs as judge reduces opioid penalty to $465 million

Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Johnson & Johnson shares climbed about 3% Friday after an Oklahoma judge reduced the penalty the company must pay over the state’s opioid lawsuit from $ 572 million to $ 465 million. Immediately after the reduction, the company said it would appeal… Read More »

Baxter International named in opioid complaint by Georgia county

(Reuters) – Medical supply company Baxter International Inc has been named in a complaint along with other makers and distributors of opioids for improperly marketing the drugs, a filing showed on Thursday. Baxter, which also makes generic drugs, said it was served in August with the amended complaint filed by Fayette County in the multi-district… Read More »