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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

Obama rallies public/private efforts vs. drug abuse

Obama rallies public/private efforts vs. drug abuse

WASHINGTON — The pharmacy industry is doing its part to help stem the tide of prescription drug abuse and heroin use as part of wide-ranging, public- and private-sector efforts announced this week by President Barack Obama. At a community forum in Charleston, W.Va., Obama and administration officials highlighted the need to change prescribing practices for

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