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Analysis shows doctors make more from drug companies as they prescribe more opioids

“As tens of thousands of Americans die from prescription opioid overdoses each year, an exclusive analysis by CNN and researchers at Harvard University found that opioid manufacturers are paying physicians huge sums of money — and the more opioids a doctor prescribes, the more money he or she makes,” Aaron Kessler, Elizabeth Cohen and Katherine Grise report for CNN. In 2014 and 2015...

Beshear sues another opioid manufacturer, estimates he now has in court 85% of Kentucky’s suppliers

Attorney General Andy Beshear filed suit March 8 against another national opioid distributor, alleging unfair, misleading and deceptive business practices in the state and not reporting “suspiciously large volumes of these drugs to state and federal authorities,” as Beshear’s office put it in a news release. With the suit against AmerisourceBergen, Beshear how now sued distributors...