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opioid abuse

NACDS applauds Nevada’s new law to help curb opioid abuse

NACDS applauds Nevada’s new law to help curb opioid abuse

ARLINGTON, Va. — On Tuesday the NACDS praised Nevada’s enactment of an electronic prescribing bill (AB 310) that would require prescriptions for controlled substances, including opioids, to be submitted electronically, which will help in the fight against opioid abuse. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) signed the bill into law June 7, and it will become

NACDS applauds California e-prescribing Law

NACDS applauds California e-prescribing Law

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is applauding the enactment of an electronic prescribing bill (AB 2789) in California that will help to prevent opioid abuse. California Governor Jerry Brown signed the legislation yesterday. Effective January 1, 2022, the bill will require healthcare practitioners authorized to issue prescriptions to have

CVS Health highlights efforts in fighting opioid abuse

CVS Health highlights efforts in fighting opioid abuse

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health  announced today the latest milestones in the company’s more than six year effort to help address and prevent prescription opioid abuse and misuse.  Over the past several months, the company has dramatically increased access to safe medication disposal sites, helped its clients reduce opioid utilization for members when clinically appropriate, strengthened

CVS donates more than $330,000 to combat opioid abuse in California

CVS donates more than $330,000 to combat opioid abuse in California

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced today that the CVS Health Foundation will award $330,000 in grants to community health centers in California focused on increasing access to opioid addiction treatment and recovery services. Concurrently, the company is expanding its safe medication disposal initiative in California, installing 62 safe medication disposal units in CVS Pharmacy locations

Walmart intros new measures to help curb opioid abuse

Walmart intros new measures to help curb opioid abuse

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – In an effort to continue to be part of the solution to the nation’s opioid epidemic, Walmart is introducing new policies, programs and tools aimed at curbing opioid misuse and abuse. These initiatives apply to all Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies and pharmacists in the United States and Puerto Rico. Walmart Inc. supports

Walgreens expands “#ItEndsWithUs” campaign to Seattle

Walgreens expands “#ItEndsWithUs” campaign to Seattle

SEATTLE —  Walgreens is bringing its national “#ItEndsWithUs” campaign to Seattle to educate local teens on the opioid epidemic. As part of WE Day Seattle at KeyArena, thousands of youth will hear real stories of addiction and how Walgreens is working to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic. The #ItEndsWithUs campaign seeks to provide teens with

NACDS welcomes House drug disposal bill

NACDS welcomes House drug disposal bill

ARLINGTON, Va. – On the day before National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores today thanked the lead U.S. House of Representatives sponsors of H.R. 5628, the Access to Increased Drug Disposal Act of 2018, for their introduction of bipartisan legislation that is consistent with the spirit of NACDS’

Walgreens #ItEndsWithUs campaign heads to Chicago

Walgreens #ItEndsWithUs campaign heads to Chicago

CHICAGO — Walgreens announced that its national “#ItEndsWithUs” campaign is coming to Chicago to educate local teens on the opioid epidemic. As part of WE Day Illinois at The Allstate Arena in Rosemont, 15,000 youth will hear real stories of addiction and how Walgreens is working to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic. The #ItEndsWithUs campaign

Walgreens medication disposal program nets over 270 tons of unused meds

Walgreens medication disposal program nets over 270 tons of unused meds

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has reported that its safe medication disposal program has collected and safely disposed of more than 270 tons of medications, or the equivalent of about 150 cars, since the launch of the program in 2016. The program is said to make the disposal of medications — including opioids and other controlled

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

Walgreens #ItEndsWithUs campaign goes to Texas

Walgreens #ItEndsWithUs campaign goes to Texas

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is bringing its #ItEndsWithUs campaign to Dallas to educate local teens about opioid abuse. The drug chain said Tuesday that, as part of “WE Day Texas” at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, thousands of local students will hear stories of addiction and how Walgreens is taking action to combat the

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