A lawyer for two Ohio counties said CVS Health Corp., Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and Walmart Inc. should fund an $878 million plan to address the opioid crisis there, as a first-of-its-kind trial got underway to determine the pharmacy chains’ contribution.

Endo International plc announced that the Tennessee Court of Appeals reversed a trial court judge’s order denying a motion for recusal by Endo’s wholly owned subsidiaries Endo Health Solutions Inc. and Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Clay County et al. v. Purdue Pharma, L.P., et al, pending in the Circuit Court for Cumberland County, Tennessee, and remanded the case for transfer to a different judge.

Longitudinal medical and prescription claims were used to assess opioid prescriptions and MME’s dispensed amongst migraine patients nine months prior to and nine months following Nurtec® ODT initiation.   Among the 14,019 with migraine who used opioids prior to initiating treatment with Nurtec ODT, approximately 41% had no opioid Rx fills in the 9 months […]

Amgen

Amgen Inc. reported that third-quarter 2020 adjusted profit rose 17% due to stronger sales of drugs such as the osteoporosis treatment Prolia and the psoriasis medication Otezla, bucking challenges from lower drug prices and Covid-19.

Walmart

Walmart Inc. filed a lawsuit against the federal government, seeking clarity on the roles and legal responsibilities of pharmacists and pharmacies in filling opioid prescriptions.

Patients do not just want a doctor with a good bedside manner, according to new Everyday Health and Klick Health research exploring the growth of telemedicine and its increasing popularity with patients who continue to have healthcare needs, even in the midst of a pandemic and a socially distanced world.

New York state filed civil charges accusing Endo International Plc of insurance fraud for misrepresenting the safety and efficacy of the company’s opioid drugs, adding fuel to the nation’s opioid crisis.

CVS Health Corp. and the drugstore chain’s Omnicare unit were sued by the U.S. government, which accused them of fraudulently billing Medicare and other programs for drugs for older and disabled people without valid prescriptions.

India’s ability to produce affordable generic drugs has led to the country’s reputation of being the “pharmacy of the world,” according to Dr. Reddy’s Vice President Radha Iyer.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries posted a slightly smaller than expected drop in first-quarter 2019 profit and forecast a sharp rise in 2020 revenue from the company’s new migraine drug Ajovy.