Texas AG Investigates Walmart’s Opioid Sales Practices

By Lauren Berg (June 28, 2022, 10:53 PM EDT) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday said his office is investigating Walmart for potential violations of the state’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act in the retail giant’s sales of prescription opioids.

In a civil investigative demand, the attorney general’s office ordered Walmart to hand over a trove of documents related to the company’s distribution of opioids in its pharmacies, with the aim of deciphering whether Walmart improperly filled prescriptions and whether the company failed to report suspicious orders.

“I have fought for Texans who have been tragically impacted by the illegal marketing and sale of opioids, which have caused addiction and…

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