Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Tuesday he was investigating whether Walmart improperly filled prescriptions and failed to report suspicious orders when selling opioid drugs.
Paxton said he had opened a civil investigation into Walmart's potential violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act relating to the promotion, sale, dispensing, and distribution of prescription opioids.
The investigation focuses on Walmart's compliance with a requirement to submit documentation related to its opioid orders to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and all Texas state agencies in Texas, Paxton said.
"I have fought for Texans who have been tragically impacted by the illegal marketing and sale of opioids, which have caused addiction and the untimely deaths of thousands of people each year," Paxton said. "I am committed to holding pharmacies accountable if they played a role in this devastating epidemic."