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Judge dismisses pharmacies' lawsuit against physicians

Apr. 1, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge in Cleveland has dismissed an effort by pharmacy companies to shift their liability for the opioid crisis to physicians and practitioners in the two Ohio counties suing them, alleging they created a public nuisance. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster ruled Tuesday that...

Gov: Primary postponed; plane travelers must self-quarantine

Mar. 23, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

Rhode Island is the latest state to move its presidential primary in response to the new coronavirus. Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday the state will push the April 28 election to June 2. Rhode Island joins Connecticut, Maryland, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana and Ohio in postponing their April 28 primary. The...

Rep. Spencer Roach, R-North Fort Myers, closes on his sponsored bill to ban the banning of sunscreen containing ingredients that some researchers say harm coral reefs during session Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

People over coral?: Florida could ban sunscreen bans

Mar. 10, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Key West wants to protect the coral reefs that are vital to the southernmost city's economy. The Florida Legislature is saying not so fast. A year after Key West voted to ban the sale of sunscreens that contain chemicals researchers say harm coral reefs, the House voted 68-47...

10 Connecticut companies sign 2030 gender equity pledge

Mar. 8, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ten major private-sector companies in Connecticut have pledged to close the gender gap in corporate leadership over the next decade. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, who last year called on companies to support the priorities of the Governor’s Council...

FILE - In this May 30, 2019, file photo, the new HealthHUB is shown inside a CVS store in Spring, Texas. CVS Health reports financial results on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

CVS Health swings to 4Q profit, lays out leadership changes

Feb. 12, 2020 11:07 AM EST

CVS Health swung to a fourth-quarter profit and is starting the new year with a management shakeup for its largest business. The company will replace Derica Rice with Dr. Alan Lotvin as the leader of its pharmacy benefit management segment. CVS Health also named former Concerto Healthcare executive Alec...

FILE - This June 17, 2019, file photo shows 5-mg pills of Oxycodone. A federal judicial panel is sending two federal opioid lawsuits back to federal courts in Oklahoma and California in an effort to streamline the cases. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation accepted a recommendation from U.S. District Judge Dan Polster in Ohio. Polster is overseeing nearly 2,700 lawsuits brought by local governments, Native American tribes, hospitals and unions against various manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies over the opioid crisis that is blamed for more than 400,000 deaths since 2000. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Two federal opioid lawsuits go back to Oklahoma, California

Feb. 10, 2020 5:21 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judicial panel is sending two federal opioid lawsuits back to federal courts in Oklahoma and California where they were initially filed in an effort to streamline the cases that are among nearly 2,700 now pending in federal court in Ohio. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict...