This week, we feature news on the Uluru Statement, and some promising as well as disappointing #AusPol developments.
We also bring news of the commercial determinants of health, including that the three largest US pharmacy chains have agreed to pay $13 billion to resolve lawsuits claiming they contributed to the opioid epidemic.
Check out some must-read books, and scroll to the end to see the award winners…
Uluru Statement, making news
Commercial determinants of health
“The three largest US pharmacy chains have agreed to pay $13bn in a settlement to resolve lawsuits claiming they contributed to the opioid epidemic by dispensing opioid drugs despite obvious red flags.
“CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart faced more than 3000 lawsuits from states, municipalities, and Native American tribes. During years of litigation these groups claimed that pharmacists had dispensed opioid drugs without regard to warning signs, such as the huge quantities of the drugs they were dispensing and the possibility that the drugs could be diverted to the black market.”
Awards and appointments
Catch up with previous #ICYMI columns and see you next week…