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Diplomat starts dispensing naloxone without Rx

Diplomat starts dispensing naloxone without Rx

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. has begun providing naloxone, an antidote for opioid overdose, to Michigan residents. Diplomat said late Tuesday that naloxone is available without a prescription at its retail pharmacy in Flint, Mich. “Protecting the health and safety of our patients is what we do,” Gary Rice, executive vice president of operations

Hy-Vee pharmacies provide no-Rx access to naloxone

Hy-Vee pharmacies provide no-Rx access to naloxone

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has begun dispensing opioid overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription in four of the eight states where it has pharmacies. Hy-Vee said its pharmacy locations in Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota and Wisconsin will provide no-prescription access to naloxone. The medication is available at Hy-Vee pharmacies in nasal spray,

CVS Health examines perceptions of opioid epidemic

CVS Health examines perceptions of opioid epidemic

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Americans see prescription drug abuse as a growing problem that is increasingly impacting their lives, a new report from CVS Health has found. Released on Thursday, ahead of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, the report also finds that 75% of respondents believe the problem of prescription

Walgreens gets results in first year of Rx disposal program

Walgreens gets results in first year of Rx disposal program

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has collected and safely disposed of 72 tons of medication since launching its drug disposal program 14 months ago. Walgreens said Wednesday that its safe medication disposal program is the first ongoing national effort of its kind by a retailer to combat the national drug abuse crisis and help fight the

CVS enables no-Rx access to naloxone at more stores

CVS enables no-Rx access to naloxone at more stores

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy locations in four more states can now dispense the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone to patients without a prescription. CVS Health said Thursday that with the addition of CVS pharmacies in Arizona, Georgia, Iowa and South Carolina, CVS Pharmacy locations in 41 states provide no-prescription access to naloxone. Georgia, Iowa and

Adapt Pharma helps boost access to Narcan Nasal Spray

Adapt Pharma helps boost access to Narcan Nasal Spray

DUBLIN, Ireland — Adapt Pharma said its Narcan Nasal Spray over the past year has become the leading naloxone product for community use in the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Since the launch of Narcan (naloxone HCl 4 mg nasal spray) in February 2016, more than 730,000 doses have been distributed or

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

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