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Pharmacy chains point to rising flu activity

Pharmacy chains point to rising flu activity

NEW YORK — Reports from pharmacy retailers indicate that flu activity has been on the rise. Supercenter chain Meijer Inc. said Monday that purchases of over-the-counter cold and flu remedies at its stores have climbed 30% in recent weeks. The sales increase, according to Meijer pharmacists, suggests a troubling trend: Many consumers may have passed

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

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

Washington state OKs provider status

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A law described as the first of its kind in the nation to require health insurance carriers to include pharmacists as network providers has been signed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. The landmark law, ESSB 5557, was sponsored by Sen. Linda Parlette, who is also a registered pharmacist. Until now, health insurance