Healthcare providers – including CVS Health Corp. – are kicking off flu vaccinations early, ordering extra shots and aiming to add tests that check for both the annual flu and COVID-19, pharmacy executives and experts told Reuters.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is partnering with primary care provider VillageMD to open doctor offices attached to the pharmacy chain’s drugstores across the United States.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s quarterly profit missed Wall Street estimates, hit by lower payments from insurers on drugs sold at the company’s U.S. pharmacies, knocking back the pharmacy store chain’s shares and those of rival CVS Health Corp.

Four large drug companies reached a last-minute $260 million legal settlement over their role in the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic, averting the first federal trial that was scheduled to start in Cleveland.

A federal appeals court rejected a bid by eight drug retailers and distributors to disqualify the judge overseeing nationwide opioid litigation after they claimed his rulings, public statements and efforts to encourage settlements created an appearance of bias.

Kroger Co. and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. will stop selling e-cigarettes at their stores, amid heightened regulatory scrutiny of the product and reports of lung disease and some deaths linked to vaping.

The FDA found “unacceptable levels” of a cancer-causing impurity in limited testing using low-heat method of samples of heartburn medicines such as Zantac containing the ingredient ranitidine.

Johnson & Johnson will pay $20.4 million to settle claims by two Ohio counties, allowing the U.S. healthcare giant to avoid an upcoming federal trial seeking to hold the industry responsible for the nation’s opioid epidemic.

Eight drug companies urged a federal appeals court to disqualify the judge overseeing nationwide opioid litigation, in a last-ditch effort to avoid having him preside over a landmark trial.

In the wake of the discovery that some Zantac products may contain a carcinogen contaminant due to the manufacturing process, drug store retailers removed the antacid from shelves.