September 21, 2022
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders
  • West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced that the state reached a $147 million settlement with CVS and Walmart about the pharmacies alleged roles in the opioid epidemic. The state alleged the pharmacies failed to maintain effective controls as a distributor and dispenser against diversion that contributed to oversupply of opioids in the state. Walmart agreed to a settlement of $65 million and CVS agreed to $82.5 million: an initial payment of $52.5 million, followed by annual payments of $3 million for the next 10 years, including legal fees. (Articles here, here, here, here, and here)