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CVS Will Pay Alaska $10 Million in a Settlement for Role in the Opioid Crisis

Alaska reached a settlement with CVS on March 7, for the role the company played in the opioid crisis in the state. CVS settled the complaint and did not admit wrongdoing. Once the settlement is final, the state will receive $10 million over 10 years.

The complaint alleges CVS didn’t thoroughly check whether opioid prescriptions were legitimate during the peak of the prescription crisis. According to the state’s press release, over seven years starting in 2010, there were enough opioid prescriptions filled in the state to provide every Alaskan with over 400 pills.

In a statement, Attorney General Treg Taylor said pharmacies in the state should have recognized problems with those numbers.

Read the source article at Alaska Public Media

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