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AGs Settle Opioid Epidemic-Related Claims Against Amneal Pharmaceuticals for $272.5M

A coalition of AGs reached a settlement in principle with Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to resolve allegations that it contributed to the opioid epidemic in its role as a drug manufacturer. According to the coalition, Amneal allegedly knowingly failed to monitor and report suspicious orders placed by its customers, as required by federal law. Under the…

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They Were Warned: Massachusetts Cracks Down on Flavored Vape Sales

Massachusetts AG Andrea Campbell secured a preliminary injunction against VICA Trading, Inc. d/b/a VapeSourcing, prohibiting the company from advertising or selling flavored tobacco products within the state, online or in-person. The Preliminary Injunction bars VapeSourcing from offering discount deals on flavored tobacco products to consumers or conducting mail-order or online sales of vape nicotine devices…

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AGs Urge Congress to Clarify Hazy Language in 2018 Farm Bill

A bipartisan coalition of 21 AGs wrote a letter urging Congress to clarify the language in the 2018 Farm Bill, which is up for reauthorization this year, to address potential loopholes that have allowed bad actors to saturate the hemp market with unregulated, intoxicating THC-infused products. In the letter, the AGs argue that the law’s…

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CVS Settles with Alaska AG for $10 Million over Opioid Allegations

Alaska AG Treg Taylor has reached a settlement with CVS Pharmacy, Inc. to resolve allegations that the company violated Alaska’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act by allegedly dispensing opioid-containing prescription drugs without first making sufficient inquiries into the legitimacy of a prescription.

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Kentucky AG Brings Latest Opioid Epidemic Lawsuit

Kentucky AG Russell Coleman filed a lawsuit against the Kroger Company and affiliated entities alleging that it contributed to the opioid epidemic in the state in its role as a drug distributor and operator of retail pharmacies. According to the complaint, Kroger allegedly distributed and dispensed opioids in the state between 2006 and 2019, while…

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