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Kentucky AG sues CVS Health over state's opioid problems

Jun. 02, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's attorney general on Wednesday sued CVS Health, accusing its pharmacy chain of flooding the state with prescription opioids that contributed to the state's addiction woes. Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed the lawsuit in Franklin...

Number of independent pharmacies dwindling in Virginia

May. 29, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

ELKTON, Va. (AP) — Ann Tinnell of Shenandoah had an errand to run before getting home from work on Thursday. She was picking up prescriptions for her 72-year-old mother, Joan Mitchell, at Elkton Family Pharmacy. However, journeys like Tinnell’s...

CVS offers luxury prizes as coronavirus vaccine incentives

May. 27, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — CVS is offering luxury vacations, cruises, concert tickets, a Super Bowl trip and other prizes to eligible customers who get a coronavirus vaccination at one of its pharmacies, the company announced Thursday. CVS is joining a growing number of...

About half fully vaccinated in MA; NH gets ready for beach

May. 23, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Coronavirus developments around New England: MASSACHUSETTS The number of people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Massachusetts is approaching 50%, state officials said. The Massachusetts Department of Public...

Gianforte signs 2 bills to reduce prescription drug costs

May. 13, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Beginning this fall, all Montana physicians will be able to dispense medications they prescribe to patients, not just those whose offices are at least 10 miles (about 16 kilometers) away from a pharmacy. The catalyst for passing the legislation was...

Rhode Island to offer vaccines to out-of-state visitors

May. 13, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

Anyone who visits Rhode Island will soon be able to get a coronavirus vaccine, and nightclubs will be allowed to open at full capacity by the end of May if patrons can prove they have received their shot, Gov. Daniel McKee announced Thursday. Until now, only residents and...

West Virginia trial puts spotlight on sprawling opioid cases

May. 13, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

A corner of West Virginia wrenched by opioid addiction is getting the chance to argue in a courtroom that some of the corporate giants it blames for a public health crisis that left hundreds of people dead deserve to be held accountable. The city of Huntington and...

New York approves vaccinations of kids aged 12 to 15

May. 12, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Children between the ages of 12 and 15 can get vaccinated in New York effective immediately, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, after the state's vaccine advisory task force and state health commissioner reviewed safety data. New York City health...

Medicare requires nursing homes to report COVID vaccinations

May. 11, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will require nursing homes to report COVID-19 vaccination rates for residents and staff, the government said Tuesday. Officials hope to nudge facilities to keep giving shots as the worst ravages of the pandemic ease, but the danger of a rebound still lurks. ...

Ex-operator of WVa pharmacy fined in prescription case

May. 10, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The operator of a former pharmacy in southern West Virginia has agreed to pay a $250,000 fine to settle federal allegations that it illegally filled prescriptions of controlled substances. Mountaineer Drug Inc. stopped operating a pharmacy in...