Doctors and pharmacists in five states have been charged by federal prosecutors with illegally handing out opioid prescriptions. More than 32 million pills were unlawfully distributed in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Alabama. In some cases, doctors have been accused of trading prescriptions for sex and unnecessarily pulling teeth to write the opioid prescriptions. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Vitamin Shoppe started selling CBD products this month, starting with soft gels. The retailer is also planning to sell CBD drops by the end of the month. Vitamin Shoppe chose to sell the products despite recent FDA guidance on CBD products. (CNBC)

Hospitals and insurers lost $28 billion in market value on Tuesday after UnitedHealth’s CEO said “Medicare for all” would disrupt the U.S. healthcare system. Stocks continued to fall on Wednesday. (Bloomberg) UnitedHealth’s stock was down 13.3% for April, putting it on track for its biggest decline since February 2009. (CNBC)

MM&M has launched the #ConvinceMeToVax contest, an opportunity to showcase your talent, or that of your colleagues, to stop the spread of disinformation about vaccinations and infectious diseases. Submit your creative by April 25. (MM&M)

GlaxoSmithKline is laying off a “small number” of employees at its R&D campus in Stevenage and its campus near Philadelphia, according to a memo sent by the drugmaker. The layoffs would allow GSK to “support [its] evolving pipeline priorities.” (Endpoints)