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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

CVS, Walgreens facilitate safe disposal of unused Rxs

NEW YORK — Initiatives from CVS Health and Walgreens to collect unused medications have produced dramatic results, the companies ­announced. They reported the results ahead of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day late last month. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the event aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of

CVS drug disposal program makes impact

CVS drug disposal program makes impact

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has collected more than 47 metric tons of expired, unused and unwanted drugs through its Medication Disposal for Safer Communities program. CVS said Thursday that it has has donated 626 safe drug disposal boxes to police departments in 42 states since launching the program in 2014. In tandem with the Drug

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

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

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

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

Drug chains step up, do their part to curb Rx abuse

NEW YORK — Drug chains are spearheading efforts to fight prescription drug abuse through a range of initiatives. CVS Health reported that its Medication Disposal for Safer Communities program has donated more than 500 drug collection units to law enforcement partners across the U.S. The donation resulted in the safe disposal of more than 35

CVS offers naloxone without Rx at Virginia stores

CVS offers naloxone without Rx at Virginia stores

RICHMOND, Va. —  CVS Health has made the opioid overdose-reversal medicine naloxone available without a prescription at all of its CVS Pharmacy locations in Virginia. CVS announced the move Wednesday at an event here with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Health and Human Resources Secretary William Hazel and Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian

CVS Health bolsters support of drug take-back efforts

CVS Health bolsters support of drug take-back efforts

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — To date, CVS Health has donated more than 500 drug collection units to law enforcement partners — accounting for the safe disposal of over 35 metric tons of unwanted medication — through its Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program. CVS marked the achievement on Wednesday in recognition of National Prescription Drug Take

CVS to expand naloxone access to more states

CVS to expand naloxone access to more states

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is expanding access to the opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone to another eight states. The company said Monday that CVS Pharmacy stores in Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia and Vermont will be able to dispense naloxone to patients in these states without a prescription by the end

All CVS stores in Ohio to dispense naloxone without Rx

All CVS stores in Ohio to dispense naloxone without Rx

TOLEDO, Ohio — CVS Health plans to make the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone available without a prescription at all CVS/pharmacy stores in Ohio starting in late March. CVS announced the measure Monday at a press conference in Toledo with Michael Botticelli, White House national drug control policy director; Mike DeWine, Ohio’s attorney general; John

CVS expands availability of opioid overdose remedy

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy is reinforcing its long-standing commitment in the fight against the nationwide epidemic of prescription drug abuse. The retailer has expanded the availability of the opioid overdose reversal medicine, naloxone, in several states. The medication was already available at CVS/pharmacy without a prescription in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Naloxone is now available

CVS/pharmacy steps up fight against Rx abuse

CVS/pharmacy steps up fight against Rx abuse

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — This month, CVS/pharmacy is launching several efforts to help curb prescription drug abuse. The drug chain said it has expanded the availability of naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal medicine, in several states. The medication already was available at CVS/pharmacy without a prescription in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, but it’s now available without