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Rite Aid rolls out its drug safety program to Seattle schools

Rite Aid rolls out its drug safety program to Seattle schools

CAMP HILL, Pa. — In an effort to help address adolescent drug abuse and misuse in the state of Washington, The Rite Aid Foundation is bringing the Prescription Drug Safety program, an innovative digital course about prescription drug abuse prevention, to Seattle-area high schools. The program, developed by EVERFI, the nation’s leading technology innovator used

Avella to improve access to Naloxone

Avella to improve access to Naloxone

PHOENIX — Avella has announced it will distribute naloxone, a powerful therapy used to treat opioid overdoses, as part of an innovative new program designed to improve access to the drug. The program allows individuals and family members in certain states to simply contact the pharmacy and order the drug by phone, with no physician

Albertsons pharmacies expand access to naloxone

Albertsons pharmacies expand access to naloxone

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. is providing no-prescription access to opioid overdose antidote naloxone through its supermarket pharmacies in more than half of the states where it operates. The food and drug retailer said Thursday that nearly 3,000 of its pharmacists have been specially trained to administer Narcan, a naloxone nasal spray, as well as

Rogue online sellers feeding drug abuse

Rogue online sellers feeding drug abuse

Drug abuse, including misuse of prescription drugs, remains at alarmingly high levels in the U.S. Reports of opioid overdoses and drug-related crimes and car accidents seem to appear in local headlines almost daily. Feeding this epidemic, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy says, are rogue Internet drug outlets illegally dispensing prescription controlled substances. NABP’s