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Pharmacy chains sue Ohio doctors over opioid crisis

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[ad_1] Four major national drugstore chains are suing doctors in Ohio for fueling the opioid crisis by overprescribing highly addictive pain killers — as the pharmacies themselves face blame for it, according to a report Wednesday. Pharmacies including Walgreens, CVS, WalMart and Rite Aid — which are also being sued …

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Owner of Corona beer chokes on marijuana company stake

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[ad_1] Constellation Brands took another big hit from its bet on Canadian pot company Canopy Growth, which shaved the most recent quarter’s earnings by more than 10 percent. The brewer of Corona and Negra Modelo said Wednesday it wrote down the fair value of its Canopy investment by $534 million …

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NIDA director: New pain meds are still years away

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[ad_1] It is challenging to hit clinical goals for pain treatment, and few investigational non-opioids have shown to be as effective as opioid options. New, less-addictive pain drug approvals have remained elusive. Volkow said even new medicines could have the potential for addiction — and that regulators would have to …

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