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Opioid

HDA hails drug information-sharing agreement

HDA hails  drug information-sharing agreement

ARLINGTON, Va. — Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) president and CEO John Gray welcomed Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement yesterday of a prescription drug information-sharing agreement between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the attorneys general of 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Through this agreement, the DEA will share information from its Automation

NACDS endorses drug disposal bill

NACDS endorses drug disposal bill

ARLINGTON, Va.  — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores  has endorsed S. 2645, the Access to Increased Drug Disposal Act of 2018, which is consistent with the spirit of NACDS’ policy recommendations to help address the opioid abuse epidemic. Sen. Joni Ernst (R., Iowa) introduced the legislation, with the bipartisan original co-sponsorship of Sen. Chuck

Opioid abuse widespread despite drop in prescriptions

NEW YORK — Opioid prescriptions have dropped for the first time in two decades, but dealing with the threat of misuse of the powerful painkillers remains a challenge for retail pharmacies and the health care system. Industry leaders are expressing hope that the decline in such prescriptions last year, preceded by dips in 2014 and