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沃尔玛就阿片类药物案状告美国政府

2020-10-23 14:12

 

纽约,10月22日(新华社)——周四,美国跨国零售公司沃尔玛表示,他们已经向美国政府提起了先发制人的诉讼,以阻止美国政府“完全不正当”地试图追究其在美国境内滥用阿片类药物的法律责任。


某些官员从美国司法部(DOJ)已经被“威胁对沃尔玛一个完全不合理的诉讼,声称事后药剂师应该拒绝否则有效阿片类药物处方医生所写的很,联邦政府还批准写处方,”沃尔玛在一份声明中说。


该公司表示:“我们提起这一诉讼,是因为没有联邦法律要求药剂师像司法部要求的那样干预医患关系。”该公司在全国各地的门店中经营着5000多家药店。


公司增加药剂师已经陷入了困境,因为他们被指控的司法部一方面“不会进一步在事后批评医生,”和卫生机构和监管机构的其他“走得太远,干涉医患关系”。


沃尔玛还在诉讼中提到了美国药品执法局,沃尔玛表示,它需要联邦法院“澄清药剂师和药店在阿片类药物处方中所扮演的角色和法律责任。”


沃尔玛公司在诉讼中表示,美国政府不应将其未能解决阿片类药物危机的责任推卸给沃尔玛及其药剂师。


根据美国疾病控制和预防中心(U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)的数据,自1999年以来,阿片类药物过量已经夺走了50多万美国人的生命。

 

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- U.S. multinational retail corporation Walmart said Thursday it has filed a preemptive lawsuit against the U.S. government to thwart its "completely unjustified" attempt to hold the company legally accountable over opioid abuse across the United States.

Certain officials from the U.S Department of Justice (DOJ) have been "threatening a completely unjustified lawsuit against Walmart, claiming in hindsight pharmacists should have refused to fill otherwise valid opioid prescriptions that were written by the very doctors that the federal government still approves to write prescriptions," Walmart said in a statement.

"We are bringing this lawsuit because there is no federal law requiring pharmacists to interfere in the doctor-patient relationship to the degree DOJ is demanding," said the company that operates over 5,000 pharmacies in its stores countrywide.

The company added its pharmacists have been caught in a dilemma as they were accused by the DOJ on one hand of "not going even further in second-guessing doctors," and by health agencies and regulators on the other of "going too far and interfering in the doctor-patient relationship."

Also naming the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in the lawsuit, Walmart said it needed a federal court to "clarify the roles and legal responsibilities of pharmacists and pharmacies in filling opioid prescriptions."

The U.S. government should not shift the blame for its own failures in addressing the opioid crisis to Walmart and its pharmacists, the company said in the lawsuit.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid overdoses have taken the lives of over 500,000 Americans since 1999.

 

来自: xinhua