Tag: Billions

CVS, Walgreens to Pay $10.7 Billion for Alleged Opioid Prescription Failure

CVS, Walgreens to Pay $10.7 Billion for Alleged Opioid Prescription Failure

For the past several years, American attention has been fixated on fighting opioid overdoses, revealing communities in economic and social distress. Now, two of the largest U.S. pharmacy chains, CVS and Walgreens, announced agreements to pay about $5 billion each to settle lawsuits nationwide over the toll of opioids. This crisis has cost the U.S. economy $29 billion in lost productivity, and $14.8 billion in criminal justice costs. Unfortunately, the related plagues of drug abuse and death have stalked African-American communities for decades, garnering little to no attention, leaving one to question just how vulnerable they are economically.

Russian and Ukrainian Diplomats Fail to Make a Dent in the Meeting

Russian and Ukrainian Diplomats Fail to Make a Dent in the Meeting

There is an estimated $100 billion in damage during the invasion of Ukraine. When the diplomats of Russia and Ukraine met on Thursday, they failed to find the resolution to the war. The Russians refuse to back down until the Ukrainians demilitarize their side. Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said, “The broad narrative he conveyed to me is that they will continue their aggression until Ukraine meets their demands, and the least of these demands is surrender.”

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