Texas Attorney General Launches Investigation Into Walmart’s Prescription Opioid Sales

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Tuesday said he is investigating retail giant Walmart over potential violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act relating to its sales of prescription opioids.
In a statement, the Republican said he has issued a Civil Investigative Demand (CID), or type of subpoena, to Walmart that will allow him to obtain information relevant to the investigation.
Under the CID, Walmart will be required to submit documentation relating to orders of opioids from January 2006 to the present day to the Drug Enforcement Administration and all state agencies in Texas, Paxton said.
Paxton’s investigation will focus on sales, promotions, dispensing, and the distribution of prescription opioids from Walmart and whether or not the retailer improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances…. Source

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