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House Speaker Paul Ryan pays visit to Walgreens

House Speaker Paul Ryan pays visit to Walgreens

JANESVILLE, Wis. — House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) visited a Walgreens store in Wisconsin to mark the drug chain’s first store in the state with a drug take-back kiosk. Ryan attended an event on Monday at Walgreens’ store in Janesville, Wis. The safe medication disposal kiosk installation in Wisconsin is expected to be completed

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

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

Walgreens, APhA take aim at substance abuse

Walgreens, APhA take aim at substance abuse

WASHINGTON — Walgreens has teamed up with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) to battle prescription drug abuse. Through the collaboration, the APhA Institute on Alcoholism and Drug Dependencies will continue to offer a substance abuse education program for pharmacists and student pharmacists. The four-day educational program, which will provide pharmacy professionals with key information and

In Alabama, Walgreens provides naloxone without Rx

In Alabama, Walgreens provides naloxone without Rx

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has made the opioid overdose antidote naloxone available without a prescription at all of its pharmacies in Alabama. The drug chain said naloxone is now more accessible in over 110 Walgreens pharmacies throughout Alabama. The medication, administered by injection or nasal spray, can be used in the event of an overdose to

Walgreens rolls out drug disposal kiosks in Calif.

Walgreens rolls out drug disposal kiosks in Calif.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has deployed 50 safe medication disposal kiosks in drug stores across California. The drug chain said Friday that the kiosks provide Californians with a safe, convenient way to discard unwanted, unused or expired medications — including prescripton drugs, controlled substances and over-the-counter medicines — at no cost. To kick off the

Walgreens: No script needed for naloxone in Pa. stores

Walgreens: No script needed for naloxone in Pa. stores

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has begun providing the opioid overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription in all of its Pennsylvania pharmacies. The drug chain said Monday that naloxone is now easier to obtain in its more than 120 drug stores across Pennsylvania. Administered by injection or nasal spray, the medication can be used in the

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

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

Naloxone dispensed without Rx at Walgreens in Ohio, Indiana

Naloxone dispensed without Rx at Walgreens in Ohio, Indiana

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Following up on plans announced earlier this month, Walgreens has made the overdose antidote naloxone available without a prescription at all of its pharmacies in Ohio and Indiana. Walgreens said Monday that naloxone can now be dispensed without a prescription at its more than 240 pharmacies in Ohio and nearly 200 pharmacies

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

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