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prescription drug abuse

CVS expands availability of opioid overdose remedy

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy is reinforcing its long-standing commitment in the fight against the nationwide epidemic of prescription drug abuse. The retailer has expanded the availability of the opioid overdose reversal medicine, naloxone, in several states. The medication was already available at CVS/pharmacy without a prescription in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Naloxone is now available

CVS/pharmacy steps up fight against Rx abuse

CVS/pharmacy steps up fight against Rx abuse

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — This month, CVS/pharmacy is launching several efforts to help curb prescription drug abuse. The drug chain said it has expanded the availability of naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal medicine, in several states. The medication already was available at CVS/pharmacy without a prescription in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, but it’s now available without

NACDS, NCPA hail House passage of Rx abuse bill

NACDS, NCPA hail House passage of Rx abuse bill

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association applauded the House of Representatives’ passage of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 471). NACDS and NCPA noted that the legislation, approved by the House on Tuesday, will help curb abuse of prescription drugs

Cardinal Health reaches settlement with DEA

Cardinal Health reaches settlement with DEA

DUBLIN, Ohio — In a settlement with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Cardinal Health Inc. has agreed to a two-year suspension of its Lakeland, Fla., distribution center’s registration to ship controlled substances. The pharmaceutical distributor said Tuesday that under the settlement it also has agreed to improve certain anti-diversion procedures. Cardinal noted that the agreement