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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.

Brittney Griner’s Lawyers Say she was Prescribed Medical Cannabis for ‘Severe Chronic Pain’

Brittney Griner’s Lawyers Say she was Prescribed Medical Cannabis for ‘Severe Chronic Pain’

Brittney Griner’s lawyers told a Russian court today that doctors in the U.S. prescribed her medical cannabis two years ago to treat her severe chronic pain. She was tested for drugs and came out clean, her lawyers said previously. Griner’s defense team submitted to the Russian court a letter from a US medical facility issuing a permit in Arizona in 2020 for the use of medical cannabis for the WNBA star to treat her chronic pain caused by injuries sustained during her sports career.

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