Monday, May 7, 2018

WALMART AND SAM'S CLUB TO LIMIT INITIAL OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS TO 7-DAYS

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Seven Day Limit on Opioid Prescriptions Imposed by Walmart and Sam's Club Good for Humanity

Per USA Today on May 7, 2018:

Taking another step to battle the nation's opioid crisis, Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies will provide no more than a seven day supply of the medications to some customers.
The retailers said Monday that within the next sixty days, they will begin imposing the time limit on initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain, along with a mandate that the medications top out at 50 morphine milligrams per day...
“We are taking action in the fight against the nation’s opioid epidemic,” MarybethHays, executive vice president of Health & Wellness and Consumables for Walmart U.S. said in a statement. “We are proud to implement these policies and initiatives as we work to create solutions that address this critical issue facing the patients and communities we serve.”


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