CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid and other pharmacy chains are suing Ohio doctors in relation to the opioid epidemic. The drugstores claim the physicians are at fault for the crisis since they prescribed the drugs. The papers filed argue that if the pharmacy chains are found liable, the prescribers should be as well. (Washington Post)

The cancer death rate fell 2.2% from 2016 to 2017, according to the American Cancer Society. This is the largest drop seen since 1930, which researchers believe is likely due to advances made in lung-tumor treatments. Since 1991, the rate has fallen an average of 1.5% each year.  (Endpoints)

Walgreens missed its earning expectation, with revenue coming in at $34.5 billion instead of the expected $34.6 billion. The results may have been impacted by consumers shopping online more frequently and receiving less from insurers to fill prescriptions. (Market Watch)

Canadian doctors are expressing concern over marijuana edibles. A paper published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that this form of cannabis can take up to four hours to take effect. The delay may lead to more overdoses as individuals consume more than needed. (CNBC)

Submissions are open for the MM&M PitchSlam 2020. All those 30 and under are invited to showcase their pitching talents in NYC, Philadelphia or Boston in March. The final event will take place at the MM&M Transform conference in May. (MM&M)