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Beshear Sues Walgreens For ‘Dual Role’ In State’s Opioid Epidemic

Beshear Sues Walgreens For ‘Dual Role’ In State’s Opioid Epidemic

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  • This is the sixth opioid related lawsuit Kentucky's Attorney General has filed. I'm not sure if he'll ever get a favorable ruling - but it's good to know that a search for accountability is going on.

    Too many - from the manufacturers, to the doctors, to the pharmacies - have been looking the other way for too long.

  • My experience with getting prescriptions filled at Walgreens is that computer inputs determine what is acceptable to dispense and at what price. Depending on what obligation Walgreens has at the corporate level to crunch those numbers and identify increased levels at state-bordering locations, that is

    My experience with getting prescriptions filled at Walgreens is that computer inputs determine what is acceptable to dispense and at what price. Depending on what obligation Walgreens has at the corporate level to crunch those numbers and identify increased levels at state-bordering locations, that is another story. Seems you would have to be able to prove intent to overlook the reporting of potential illicit spikes in opioid sales in favor of profits, i.e., profits not only from the prescription sales themselves, but also from the increased foot traffic and any accompanying sales.

  • Can’t read all of this. Looking for a scapegoat, Mr. Beshear? Maybe you should hold your statehouse responsible for not funding social programs enough to curb the influencing factors. I understand that addiction, abuse and death by overdose knows no stratification and happens at every economic level

    Can’t read all of this. Looking for a scapegoat, Mr. Beshear? Maybe you should hold your statehouse responsible for not funding social programs enough to curb the influencing factors. I understand that addiction, abuse and death by overdose knows no stratification and happens at every economic level. If Walgreens did everything legally required in reporting their drug sales by classification, then you have no case. Again, Mr. Beshear, your statehouse and your mislead voter public.

  • I’ll have to say I’m quite surprised by this. I can’t believe Walgreens would do things like that. If they are actually not regulating the opioids like their supposed to be and then they deserve to be sued. And, part of the resolution was supposed to be the laws that govern it. if Walgreens is not willing

    I’ll have to say I’m quite surprised by this. I can’t believe Walgreens would do things like that. If they are actually not regulating the opioids like their supposed to be and then they deserve to be sued. And, part of the resolution was supposed to be the laws that govern it. if Walgreens is not willing to follow those laws then that’s on them. I think he would be remiss if he knew about this and didn’t sue them. Anyway, it’s good to hear that somebody is actually trying to do their job. Keep up the good work

  • Companies such as Walgreens and Duane Reade are not at fault for the opioid epidemic. They merely manage the delivery of the drugs, as a result of doctor prescribed medications. This issue stems farther from the pharmacy than one is led to believe. Pain medications should be prescribed on the severity

    Companies such as Walgreens and Duane Reade are not at fault for the opioid epidemic. They merely manage the delivery of the drugs, as a result of doctor prescribed medications. This issue stems farther from the pharmacy than one is led to believe. Pain medications should be prescribed on the severity of physical, not mental pain, on a case by case basis. When opioids are prescribed, consideration must be weighed on appropriate allocation and recollection of unused pills.