December 13, 2022
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders
  • CVS and Walgreens have agreed to pay a combined $10.7 billion to settle allegations they failed to adequately oversee opioid painkiller prescriptions. CVS will pay $4.9 billion to states and political subdivisions and approximately $130 million to tribes. Walgreens will pay $4.95 billion, plus more than $750 million in fees for attorneys and costs. States have until the end of the year to agree to drop claims over opioids against Walgreens and CVS to receive the maximum payouts. The companies can back out if there aren’t enough states participating. (Articles here and here)