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Albertsons first in Idaho to prescribe naloxone

Albertsons first in Idaho to prescribe naloxone

BOISE, Idaho  – Under a new state law that takes effect Monday, Albertsons pharmacy technicians in the Boise area are the first in the state with the training to prescribe the life-saving opioid antagonist naloxone. The new Idaho law, signed by Governor Brad Little in February, addresses the opioid epidemic head on by expanding to

Albertsons offers increased access to Naloxone

Albertsons offers increased access to Naloxone

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. announced that more than 1,600 of its pharmacies across 21 states have pharmacists with the ability to independently provide naloxone, a medication used to reverse the impacts of an opioid overdose, and to educate patients and caregivers about its use. These pharmacies are located under store banners Acme, Albertsons, Carrs,

Naloxone available at Rite Aid pharmacies in 19 states

Naloxone available at Rite Aid pharmacies in 19 states

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. announced that naloxone is now available at each of the more than 2,500 Rite Aid pharmacies in the United States and can be dispensed without a prescription, subject to state regulations. “The opioid epidemic has reached epic proportions and it is an issue that demands not only our

Kmart now dispensing naloxone nationwide without RX

Kmart now dispensing naloxone nationwide without RX

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Kmart Pharmacy announced today that naloxone, the opioid overdose-reversal medication, is now available without an individual prescription at Kmart Pharmacy locations nationwide. Kmart pharmacists can now dispense naloxone to patients without an individual prescription in states where it is permitted by law. “We agree with the U.S. Surgeon General’s call to

Kroger announces plans to combat opioid abuse

Kroger announces plans to combat opioid abuse

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. Family of Pharmacies reported that it is taking several steps as part of a comprehensive commitment to help communities combat the nationwide opioid epidemic. Kroger currently stocks naloxone, an opioid overdose-reversing drug, in its 2,300 pharmacies across 35 states and the District of Columbia with more than 1,900 of those

CVS steps up opioid abuse prevention in New Hampshire

CVS steps up opioid abuse prevention in New Hampshire

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has taken its efforts to fight the abuse of opioids to New Hampshire. CVS said Wednesday that it has installed safe medication disposal units in two CVS Pharmacy locations in New Hampshire to foster proper and timely disposal of opioids and other medications that could be diverted or misused if

CVS Health makes naloxone available in three more states

CVS Health makes naloxone available in three more states

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has announced today that naloxone opioid overdose-reversal medication is now available without an individual prescription at all of the 300 CVS Pharmacy locations in Michigan, including those located inside Target stores.  In addition, the retailer announced it will be available at 77 CVS locations in Oaklahoma and 20 CVS locations

Pharmaca provides naloxone without prescription in Seattle

Pharmaca provides naloxone without prescription in Seattle

BOULDER, Colo. — Pharmacists at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy’s four Seattle-area locations have begun dispensing the opioid overdose antidote naloxone to patients without a prescription. Pharmaca said Monday that naloxone is available without a doctor’s prescription at its stores in Redmond, Madison Park, Wallingford and West Seattle, Wash. Patients requiring naloxine simply ask for it at

Walgreens stocks all pharmacies with Narcan Nasal Spray

Walgreens stocks all pharmacies with Narcan Nasal Spray

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is now carrying Adapt Pharma’s Narcan, a nasal spray form of opioid overdose antidote naloxone, in all of its more than 8,000 pharmacies nationwide. Walgreens said Tuesday it’s adopting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations by educating patients about Narcan Nasal Spray when they are dispensed a controlled substance

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

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