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Albertsons pharmacies expand access to naloxone

Albertsons pharmacies expand access to naloxone

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. is providing no-prescription access to opioid overdose antidote naloxone through its supermarket pharmacies in more than half of the states where it operates. The food and drug retailer said Thursday that nearly 3,000 of its pharmacists have been specially trained to administer Narcan, a naloxone nasal spray, as well as

Walgreens facilitates naloxone access in Arizona

Walgreens facilitates naloxone access in Arizona

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has begun providing the opioid overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription at all of its pharmacies in Arizona. The drug chain said Tuesday that naloxone, administered by injection or nasal spray, is more accessible through its more than 240 pharmacies across Arizona, in accordance with state regulations. “By making naloxone available without

Walgreens deploys drug disposal kiosks in N.J.

Walgreens deploys drug disposal kiosks in N.J.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has launched its safe medication disposal kiosk program at 16 stores in New Jersey. The drug chain said drug take-back kiosks have been installed at stores in Carlstadt, East Brunswick, East Orange, Elizabeth, Elmwood Park, Hamilton, Jersey City, Millville, Neptune, Parsippany, Perth Amboy, Somerville, Toms River, Union and Waldwick. Installation of

Walgreens enables no-Rx access to naloxone in Louisiana

Walgreens enables no-Rx access to naloxone in Louisiana

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has begun providing the opioid overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription at all of its pharmacies in Louisiana. Administered by injection or nasal spray, naloxone can be obtained without a doctor’s prescription in more than 150 Walgreens pharmacies in Louisiana, in accordance with state pharmacy regulations. The medication can be used

Walgreens hits mark in safe medication disposal

Walgreens hits mark in safe medication disposal

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has hit its target in fostering proper disposal of expired, unwanted and unused medications. The drug chain said Tuesday that it has reached its goal of installing more than 500 safe medication disposal kiosks this year at its pharmacies in 35 states and Washington, D.C. Unveiled in February, the program is

CVS expands no-Rx access to naloxone

CVS expands no-Rx access to naloxone

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has extended nonprescription access to the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone to five more states. CVS said Thursday that patients can now get the medication at CVS Pharmacy locations in Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, Missouri and West Virginia without a prescription, allowing CVS Pharmacy patients to access the medication without an individual

Rite Aid broadens access to naloxone

Rite Aid broadens access to naloxone

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has expanded nonprescription access to naloxone, an opioid-overdose reversal drug, to four more states. Rite Aid said Tuesday that naloxone is now available without a prescription at more than 440 pharmacies in Kentucky, Ohio, Oregon and Vermont, subject to state regulations. Previously, naloxone — administered by injection or

CVS now dispenses naloxone in Washington without Rx

CVS now dispenses naloxone in Washington without Rx

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has made the opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone available without a prescription at all CVS Pharmacy locations in Washington state. CVS said Wednesday that under a collaborative agreement with a doctor in Washington, its pharmacists can exercise prescriptive authority to dispense the medication. CVS Pharmacy has nearly 40 stores in the

Rite Aid enables access to naloxone without Rx

Rite Aid enables access to naloxone without Rx

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has made the opioid overdose antidote naloxone available without a prescription at its pharmacies in 13 states. The drug chain said Monday that naloxone — administered by injection or nasal spray — previously was available only with a prescription from a doctor. Subject to state regulations, Rite Aid

CVS stores in Idaho can dispense naloxone without script

CVS stores in Idaho can dispense naloxone without script

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has begun providing naloxone, an opioid overdose-reversal medication, without a prescription at its drug stores in Idaho. CVS said Friday that its pharmacists will expand access to naloxone under prescriptive authority allowed by the state. The drug chain operates two stores in Idaho, in Nampa and Twin Falls. “Naloxone is

Efforts to stem prescription drug abuse heat up

Efforts to stem prescription drug abuse heat up

JANESVILLE, Wis. — House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) has lauded Walgreens for fighting the pervasive problem of prescription drug abuse and ­misuse. Ryan late last month appeared at a Walgreens outlet here, his hometown, to mark Wisconsin’s first in-store drug take-back kiosk. The retailer now has kiosks in 288 pharmacies in 21 states and

CVS to provide Narcan spray at discount

CVS to provide Narcan spray at discount

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has partnered with Adapt Pharma to make the opioid overdose-reversal nasal spray Narcan more affordable for uninsured patients at CVS Pharmacy stores. CVS said Friday that patients buying Narcan Nasal Spray (naloxone HCl) without insurance will get a $35 discount coupon, lowering the out-of-pocket cost by nearly 25%. Under its

House Speaker Paul Ryan pays visit to Walgreens

House Speaker Paul Ryan pays visit to Walgreens

JANESVILLE, Wis. — House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) visited a Walgreens store in Wisconsin to mark the drug chain’s first store in the state with a drug take-back kiosk. Ryan attended an event on Monday at Walgreens’ store in Janesville, Wis. The safe medication disposal kiosk installation in Wisconsin is expected to be completed

Walgreens’ drug abuse efforts come to Okla., Wash. stores

Walgreens’ drug abuse efforts come to Okla., Wash. stores

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has brought its programs to fight drug abuse to stores in two more states, Oklahoma and Washington. The drug chain said this week that in Oklahoma it has installed safe medication disposal kiosks in nine stores and made the opioid overdose drug naloxone available without a prescription at its more than

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