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opioid overdose

Walgreens expands medication disposal program

Walgreens expands medication disposal program

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens today announced it is expanding its effort to combat the opioid epidemic as it encourages Americans to clean out their medicine cabinets in advance of Drug Enforcement Administration sponsored National Prescription Take Back Day on Saturday October 27. To complement its existing safe medication disposal kiosk program, Walgreens has committed 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,

CVS enables no-Rx access to naloxone at more stores

CVS enables no-Rx access to naloxone at more stores

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy locations in four more states can now dispense the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone to patients without a prescription. CVS Health said Thursday that with the addition of CVS pharmacies in Arizona, Georgia, Iowa and South Carolina, CVS Pharmacy locations in 41 states provide no-prescription access to naloxone. Georgia, Iowa and

Walgreens facilitates naloxone access in Arizona

Walgreens facilitates naloxone access in Arizona

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has begun providing the opioid overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription at all of its pharmacies in Arizona. The drug chain said Tuesday that naloxone, administered by injection or nasal spray, is more accessible through its more than 240 pharmacies across Arizona, in accordance with state regulations. “By making naloxone available without

Rite Aid enables access to naloxone without Rx

Rite Aid enables access to naloxone without Rx

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has made the opioid overdose antidote naloxone available without a prescription at its pharmacies in 13 states. The drug chain said Monday that naloxone — administered by injection or nasal spray — previously was available only with a prescription from a doctor. Subject to state regulations, Rite Aid