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Walgreens collects over 885 tons of unwanted meds

Walgreens collects over 885 tons of unwanted meds

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens announced Wednesday its first of its kind safe medication disposal kiosk program has collected and safely disposed of more than 885 tons – the combined weight of about 350 pickup trucks – of unwanted prescriptions, including controlled substances and other medications, as of Aug. 31, 2019. Walgreens said it continues to

Purdue Pharma files for Chapter 11 under new settlement

Purdue Pharma files for Chapter 11 under new settlement

STAMFORD, Conn.— Purdue Pharma  announced on Sunday that it has filed for bankruptcy protection under the new agreement the company reached  in principle on a framework for settling the U.S. opioid litigation facing the company with 24 state attorneys general, analogous officials from 5 U.S. territories, the Plaintiffs’ executive committee in the multidistrict litigation (MDL),

NACDS lauds bill to mitigate opioid abuse

NACDS lauds bill to mitigate opioid abuse

ARLINGTON, Va.— The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Friday welcomed Senate legislation that would limit to a seven-day supply the initial prescriptions of opioids for acute pain —  a move that is consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) and Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) announced the

Study shows opioid supply levels decline in most states

Study shows opioid supply levels decline in most states

WASHINGTON — New research from Avalere finds that the amount of prescription opioids sold across the US declined by 11% in 2017 compared to 2016. States that passed laws setting limits on opioid prescriptions in 2016 experienced steeper declines in opioids sold than the national average, with decreases in these states ranging from 13% to

CVS: committed to safe medication disposal

CVS: committed to safe medication disposal

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —  CVS Health today underscored its commitment to helping communities safely dispose of unwanted medications, particularly as an important step in helping to address and prevent opioid abuse and misuse. The company announced its safe medication disposal efforts have collected nearly 350,000 pounds, or 158 metric tons, of unwanted medication. This Saturday, April

CVS releases 11th annual CSR Report

CVS releases 11th annual CSR Report

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health  today released its 11th annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, detailing its latest efforts to shape the future of health care, reduce environmental impact and exemplify corporate leadership in fulfilling the company’s purpose of helping people on their path to better health. Among the company’s key CSR initiatives in 2017 were an