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Anti-drug abuse efforts advance

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is urging the Senate to pass legislation that it says would spur collaboration among health and enforcement authorities for drug abuse solutions “that maintain patients’ legitimate access to medications” while fighting opioid abuse. The trade organization supports the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act

Walgreens takes aim at Rx abuse

DEERFIELD, Ill. — In an effort to stem the misuse of prescriptions and the rising incidence of overdoses, Walgreen Co. recently announced the launch of a new initiative to combat drug abuse. Aligning with public and private sector campaigns, Walgreens is making opioid-overdose antidote naloxone available without a prescription in most of its stores. The

Walgreens sharpens aim at drug abuse

Walgreens sharpens aim at drug abuse

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Aligning with public- and private-sector efforts to fight drug abuse, Walgreens plans to make opioid-overdose antidote naloxone available without a prescription in most of its stores and deploy medication disposal receptacles in hundreds of stores. Walgreens launched the initiatives Tuesday in an event at its Washington, D.C., flagship store attended by White House

New public-private partnership taking aim at Rx abuse

WASHINGTON — President Obama highlighted the need to change prescribing practices for opioid medications, channel more resources for addiction treatment and facilitate access to naloxone, a drug that helps prevent overdose deaths. “More Americans now die every year from drug overdoses than they do from motor vehicle crashes. The majority of those overdoses involve legal