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Walgreen’s in Hot Water Over Phony Pharmacist

Walgreen’s in Hot Water Over Phony Pharmacist

| Opioid Crisis
The drugstore chain agreed to pay $7.5 million in fines after an unlicensed pharmacist at several San Francisco Bay locations illegally filled more than 700,000 prescriptions over a ten-year period. According to California prosecutors, Kim Thien Le stole license numbers from other pharmacists to fill prescriptions for Fentanyl, morphine, and other painkillers. Le pleaded guilty…Read the article
Benzodiazepines: Overlooked Part of the Opioid Epidemic

Benzodiazepines: Overlooked Part of the Opioid Epidemic

| Opioid Crisis
Over a two-year period, doctors wrote almost sixty-six million prescriptions for diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, and other “benzos.” These drugs are highly addictive and have extremely harmful side effects. Doctors often prescribe benzos for anxiety or sleeplessness. These drugs are highly addictive. Additionally, among older adults, benzodiazepines significantly increase the risk of falls. Dr. Joanna Starrels,…Read the article
Automotive Assembly Plant Closures And Opioid Overdoses

Automotive Assembly Plant Closures And Opioid Overdoses

| Opioid Crisis
A recent study showed an association between automotive assembly plant closures and opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. The study compared counties that had automotive assembly plant closures with ones where the plants remained open from 1999 to 2016. Researchers examined opioid overdose death rates among adults ages 18 to 65 and selected 112 manufacturing…Read the article

Firm Obtains Landmark Settlement: Federal Opioid Litigation

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Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is happy to announce that our client Cuyahoga County, one of the bellwether plaintiffs in the National Opioid Litigation, has reached a landmark $260 million settlement against four of the key players responsible for the opioid epidemic. This settlement, on behalf of our client Cuyahoga County, Ohio, as well as Summit County,…Read the article
The Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis

The Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis

| Opioid Crisis
Pain is something we all experience in some way shape or form throughout our lives and we always want it gone as soon as possible. When you are living with severe pain from an injury, during surgery recovery, or from a disease or illness, you can reach a stage where you are desperate for relief.…Read the article