Walmart to restrict opioids to 7-day supply for some

09 May, 2018, 00:58 | Author: Otis Hoffman
  • Walmart Restricts Opioid Prescriptions To A 7-Day Supply: Will Other Pharmacies Also Do This?

The plan, which will occur at the pharmacies for every location in the United States and Puerto Rico, matches the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) guidelines for opioid use.

Walmart and Sam's Club are implementing several new measures to combat the opioid epidemic, chief among them a new policy that limits new prescriptions for acute pain to a seven-day supply and no more, the retail giant announced this week.

Walmart Inc announced Monday that it will restrict opioids prescriptions at all its pharmacies in Walmart and Sam's Club stores nationwide.

Further, as of January 1, 2020, Walmart and Sam's Club will require e-prescriptions for controlled substances. The corporation says that e-prescriptions can not be altered and are "electronically trackable". &ldquoWe are pleased to execute these policies and initiatives because we work to generate solutions that address this crucial issue facing both the patients and communities we function. Many have found that overprescribing is often a culprit, as it increases the amount of opioids in circulation, thereby increasing the potential for addiction.

Wintour, Clooneys opens a heavenly Met Gala in New York
The ensemble, from designer Richard Quinn, made a crinkling sound all the way the Met's iconic steps. Do not cut, copy or lift any content from this website without our consent.

Role of Meghan Markle's parents in wedding
The company that operates out of Reading town centre is launching a new Royal Express for Green Line routes 702 and 703. Her ex-husband and daughters have all been invited to the private do, which is being hosted by Prince Charles .

Whats App Requires Instagram, Face-book Video Integration With PiP Attribute
This is also great news for brands as they now get to enable their target audience to buy rather than just show them promotions. The payment system may also tie in with another tweak to Instagram , created to make shopping easier via the app.

In states allowing access, the company's pharmacists will have access to and use the controlled-substance tracking tool, which helps pharmacists make dispensing decisions and provides real-time interstate visibility. The CDC also notes that patients who are prescribed higher dosages are more likely to die from an overdose. They will complete a pain management curriculum by the end of August.

Florida's law, which was passed this year as part of a larger bill, puts a three-day limit on opioids prescribed for patients with acute pain. Additionally, Sam's Club patients can access Dispose Rx at their pharmacies. Several other companies have also been making similar efforts to help mitigate the opioid epidemic. "I commend Walmart for taking this innovative approach to help keep unused prescription drugs out of the wrong hands", said Sen.

The Bentonville, Ark. -based company operates more than 11,700 stores under 65 banners in 28 countries, as well as ecommerce websites.

Recommended:

  • Chosun Ilbo: Singapore most likely to host Trump-Kim summit

    Chosun Ilbo: Singapore most likely to host Trump-Kim summit

    The Peace House at the DMZ was the venue for a meeting last month between Mr Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. North and South Korea are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.
    Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan elected PM of Armenia

    Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan elected PM of Armenia

    Bagdasaryan said today that they were voting for Pashinyan in spite of the fact that they were not reassured. His protest movement began with a march of non-violence on March 31, demanding Sargsyan to step down.
    23 miners die in Balochistan twin coal mine collapse

    23 miners die in Balochistan twin coal mine collapse

    Local government official Jawaid Shahwani told AFP that 16 miners were killed, while nine others were taken to hospital. The bodies of five more miners, who were trapped in the mine, were recovered later, increasing the death toll to seven.
  • Gmail's new 'Smart Compose' features writes replies for you

    Gmail's new 'Smart Compose' features writes replies for you

    Google explains that the new snooze button in Gmail for iOS means you can delay dealing with an email until later. Google then says to find " Experimental Access " in the "General" settings tab and enable it.
    First Signs Posted to US Embassy in Jerusalem

    First Signs Posted to US Embassy in Jerusalem

    Around 800 visitors, mostly from the United States and Israel, are expected to attend the cutting of the red-tape next week. On Monday, Paraguay said it was planning to move its embassy from near Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 21 or 22.
    Bank Holiday weekend expected to be 'hottest in almost  two decades'

    Bank Holiday weekend expected to be 'hottest in almost two decades'

    The early May Bank Holiday was introduced in 1978 and the previous high was recorded at 23.6ºC in 1999. The BBC weather forecaster added temperatures could rocket to 29C in west London.
  • Fox shares up on potential Comcast offer

    Fox shares up on potential Comcast offer

    Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and may not reflect those of Kitco Metals Inc . Comcast plans to put $52 billion (€43.7bn) in cash on the table for the majority of the Fox's assets.
    National film awards function today plagued by controversy

    National film awards function today plagued by controversy

    He stressed the need to build on the process and create jobs and opportunities for the creative and talented young people. This year, departed star Sridevi was adjudged best actress for her film Mom while Newton was declared best Hindi film.
    Hawaii's volcanic eruption has destroyed at least 21 homes, officials say

    Hawaii's volcanic eruption has destroyed at least 21 homes, officials say

    Doctor told CNN affiliate KITV that her sons had invited friends to help her pack up. "There's a lot of glow, a lot of fires". It's in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park , which closed Friday and evacuated all visitors and nonemergency staff.
  • Draymond Green Sent Kevin Durant 4 AM Text Prior to Game 4

    Draymond Green Sent Kevin Durant 4 AM Text Prior to Game 4

    The New Orleans Pelicans had moved within one victory of tying the series, and Green realized that the team had to play better. After Cousins went out for the season with a left Achilles tear in late January, the Pelicans picked up the pace even more.
    Red Sox, Yankees to meet in London

    Red Sox, Yankees to meet in London

    Three more National Football League games are scheduled for this year, including one at Tottenham's new stadium . Beginning Tuesday night in the Bronx, the Red Sox and Yankees play their second series of the season.
    XI Jinping took Kim Jong-UN in Dalian

    XI Jinping took Kim Jong-UN in Dalian

    Xi hosted a banquet and told Kim of his backing of North Korea's "strategic shift towards economic development", Xinhua added. The Chinese foreign ministry would not confirm or deny that a North Korean official had visited the country.


Popular

China's Exports Rebound More Than Forecast
USA officials traveled to Beijing last week for talks on resolving the dispute between the world's two biggest economies. Consequently, the trade surplus totalled USD28.8 billion in April, above the expected level of USD27.75 billion.

Bitcoin A Bad Investment, Claim Warren Buffett And Bill Gates
He also responded to a question from the audience by saying that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies "will come to bad endings ". Bitcoin's price, at the time of writing, is sitting at $9,384, after what's been a turbulent six months for the currency.

Don Blankenship Releases New Ad Attacking Mitch McConnell's 'China Family'
McConnell's political adviser Josh Holmes compared Blankenship to alleged child molester and former US Senate candidate Roy Moore. The image of Morrisey was taken from a picture of him shaking hands with President Donald Trump .

Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes visit to San Diego border
Sessions said Americans for decades have been "pleading" for tighter immigration enforcement. If you help others do so, that's a felony also.

Adele says she "adores" Childish Gambino and praises his "greatness"
For his second song, " This Is America ", Gambino was introduced by actor Daniel Kaluuya of Get Out and Black Panther fame. Directed by " Atlanta " director Hiro Murai , the video is pretty surreal and packed full of messages.

Mayfield confident QB competition won't divide Browns
One of the best opportunities for a franchise to improve is through the NFL Draft, which occurs every April. The only other quarterback in rookie minicamp is Joel Stave, a well-traveled practice squad player.

Rudy Giuliani Says Trump May Take the 5th
He "negotiated a deal", Giuliani said, "in which he didn't admit the effectiveness of the subpoena". "Yeah right. In April, Trump told a reporter on Air Force One he had no knowledge of the payment to Daniels.

U.S. lashes out at China over 'THREATENING' letters - 'It is ORWELLIAN nonsense!'
The US and China are competing against each other, and Taiwan could easily become the US' chess piece, the lawmaker said. The White House's sharp criticism follows contentious trade talks between senior USA and CCP officials last week.

Antonio Conte sees 'hope' in Chelsea's once 'impossible' top-4 chase
Liverpool have 72 points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur with 71 and Chelsea on 69, both with a game in hand on the Merseysiders. They are still in control and a win against Brighton should be enough given their superior goal difference over Chelsea .

Five killed by Gaza Strip blast: Palestinian Ministry of Health
The use of live ammunition by Israel's army has been condemned by the worldwide community and human rights activists. Palestinians sent several stunt kites with incendiary bombs over the border towards Israel on Friday.