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Local Governments Struggle to Distribute Their Share of Billions From Opioid Settlements

In Arkansas, all the towns and counties pooled their money by creating the Arkansas Opioid Recovery Partnership. read more >
Health Care / Small Business

Pharmacist Shortages and Heavy Workloads Challenge Drugstores Heading Into Busy Season

A dose of patience may come in handy at the pharmacy counter this fall. read more >
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Fayetteville Walgreens Sells for $6 Million (NWA Real Deals)Lock Icon

A Walgreens pharmacy in uptown Fayetteville was purchased by Spectrum Link LLC. read more >
Walgreens Store No. 15791, a former USA Drug store, at 1601 S. Main St. in Little Rock.
Health Care / Legal

The Implications of Walgreens’ Decision on Abortion Pills

The drugstore chain says it will not start selling an abortion pill in 20 states that had warned of legal consequences if it did so. read more >
A CVS Health pharmacy location in Columbus, Ohio
Health Care

Primary Care a Hot Target; CVS Spends $10.6B on Oak Street

The acquisition comes just three months after a nearly $9-billion investment by rival Walgreens in VillageMD's acquisition of the urgent and primary care chain Summit Health-CityMD. read more >
Tim Griffin
Health Care / Legal

Arkansas, Other GOP Attorneys General Warn Pharmacies Over Abortion Pills

States have imposed restrictions on abortion pills, but there's a court battle over whether they have the power to do so in defiance of U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy. read more >
Walgreens Store No. 15791, a former USA Drug store, at 1601 S. Main St. in Little Rock.
Health Care

Walgreens Ends Buy Limits on Children’s Fever Medicines

An unusually fast start to the annual U.S. flu season, plus a spike in other respiratory illnesses, created a surge in demand for fever relievers. read more >
Customers wait for service at a Walgreens pharmacy.
Health Care / Small Business

Drugstores Make Slow Headway on Staffing Problems

Major drugstore chains have raised pay and dangled signing bonuses to add employees. They're also emphasizing the lunch breaks and sending routine prescription work to other locations to improve conditions in their pandemic-battered pharmacies. read more >
A shelf of Children's Tylenol at a Target store in lynwood, Washington
Health Care / Retail

Children’s Medicine Shortage Hits as Flu Season Starts Fast

Doctors and other experts say the problem could persist through the winter cold-and-flu season but should not last as long as other recent shortages of baby formula or prescription drugs. read more >
Health Care / Legal

CVS, Walgreens Finalize $10B in Settlements Over Opioids

States announced final details Monday of settlements that the two largest pharmacy chains in the U.S. offered last month. read more >
A Walmart pharmacy in Florida in January 2021 
Legal / Retail

Walmart Offers to Pay $3.1B to Settle Opioid Lawsuits

Walmart said it "strongly disputes" the allegations and does not admit liability with the settlement plan. read more >
A Walmart pharmacy in Massachusetts in 2018.
Legal / Public Companies / Retail

Walmart, CVS and Walgreens Owe $650M in Opioids Suit

A judge admonished the companies, saying they "squandered the opportunity" to present a meaningful plan to abate the crisis. The companies say they'll appeal. read more >
A Walmart pharmacy in Florida in January 2021 
Health Care / Legal / Public Companies

Judge to Decide How Much Walmart, Other Pharmacies Owe Over Opioid Crisis

A jury in November found the pharmacy chains responsible for recklessly distributing massive amounts of pain pills. read more >
Customers wait for service at a Walgreens pharmacy.
Business Services / Education / Government & Politics / Health Care / Retail

$50K Bonus? Demand High for Druggists

National chains are searching for pharmacists in Arkansas, with one offering a $50,000 signing bonus and another reducing store hours because of a shortage of workers. read more >
The Amazon fulfillment center at 13001 U.S. 70 in North Little Rock.
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Preylock Bags Amazon Distribution Center for $169M (Real Deals)Lock Icon

An affiliate of Preylock Holdings of Los Angeles acquired the Amazon fulfillment center at 13001 U.S. 70. read more >
Walgreens at 524 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville.
Health Care / Real Estate / Retail

Fayetteville Walgreens Sold for $6MLock Icon

A San Francisco CPA paid $6 million for the Walgreens in Fayetteville. read more >
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The Cottages Apartments Sold for $8.8MLock Icon

This installment of million-dollar real estate transactions features apartments, a pharmacy, a veterinarian clinic, a convenience store and a nightclub. read more >
A Walmart pharmacy in Florida in January 2021 
Health Care / Legal / Public Companies / Retail

Jury Holds Walmart, CVS, Walgreens Responsible for Role in Opioid Crisis

The retail pharmacy chains were found to have recklessly distributed massive amounts of pain pills. read more >
A Walmart pharmacy in Massachusetts in 2018.
Health Care / Legal / Public Companies

Opioid Trial Against Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Winding Down

The case is being closely watched because it could set the tone for U.S. city and county governments that want to hold pharmacies accountable for the opioid crisis. read more >
Scott Pace is the CEO of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Retail / Small Business

Drugstores Give Shots, Then Wait for PaybackLock Icon

Like patients, Arkansas pharmacists have had their sleeves rolled up. read more >