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opioid abuse epidemic

NACDS Foundation partners to help address opioid abuse crisis

NACDS Foundation partners to help address opioid abuse crisis

ARLINGTON, Va. – A new study funded by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation is pursuing an additional and collaborative strategy to contribute to solving the opioid abuse epidemic. Project Lifeline, led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy’s Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), seeks to improve public health through substance

NACDS praises Tennessee e-prescribing Law

NACDS praises Tennessee e-prescribing Law

ARLINGTON, Va. —  The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is recognizing the leadership of Tennessee state legislators and Governor Bill Haslam (R) for the enactment of House Bill 1993, which requires that on or after January 1, 2020, prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances in the state of Tennessee must be issued as an electronic prescription from

Pharmacists’ role in public health lauded

ARLINGTON, Va. — Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and Gigi Kwik Gronvall, senior associate at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, discussed the increasingly important role pharmacists are playing in public health in a recent op-ed published in Morning Consult. In the opinion piece,

Cardinal Health zeroes in on opioid abuse

Cardinal Health zeroes in on opioid abuse

DUBLIN, Ohio — Building on its efforts to fight the opioid abuse epidemic, Cardinal Health Inc. has launched an initiative targeting one of the nation’s hardest-hit areas. Called the Opioid Action Program, the pilot will provide frontline tools to help thwart opioid abuse and support first responders the Appalachia region, including Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia, Cardinal

NACDS sees pharmacy as opioid crisis solution

NACDS sees pharmacy as opioid crisis solution

BALTIMORE — Pharmacy can be key to thwarting opioid abuse, National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson told a government summit on the crisis. “Advancing the health and safety of patients, families, communities and the nation remains the priority of pharmacies, and confronting the opioid abuse epidemic is essential

Trump declares opioid abuse a public health emergency

Trump declares opioid abuse a public health emergency

WASHINGTON — Following through on pledge made this summer, President Donald Trump has formally declared the nation’s growing opioid abuse epidemic as a public health emergency. In a press conference at the White House on Thursday, the president and First Lady Melania Trump announced the action, which has drawn plaudits from public officials and pharmacy

NACDS tackles opioid crisis in letter to Trump

NACDS tackles opioid crisis in letter to Trump

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has made four policy proposals to help fight opioid abuse in a letter to President Donald Trump. NACDS said Tuesday that the proposals made in the letter to President Trump build on current collaborative efforts to address the opioid abuse epidemic while preserving quality patient

CVS deploys time-delay safes to thwart opioid robberies

CVS deploys time-delay safes to thwart opioid robberies

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — In line with its efforts to fight the opioid abuse epidemic, CVS Pharmacy has rolled out time-delay safes in Ohio and Kentucky to prevent robberies of controlled substances. CVS said it has deployed the technology in more than 170 locations in the Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, markets, as well as in nearby