Walmart Will Limit The Amount Of Opioids Its Pharmacies Distribute

Walmart Will Limit The Amount Of Opioids Its Pharmacies Distribute

Wal Mart Inc. announced Monday that the retail giant will begin to confine opioid prescriptions within an Attempt to help stem the mortal medication outbreak.

Earlier this year, the company also offered free opioid disposal solution, DisposeRx, at all its USA pharmacies.

Walmart's new policy aligns with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) guidelines for opioid use.

1, 2020, Walmart and Sam's Club will only accept e-prescriptions for controlled substances. The e-prescriptions are deemed to minimize error and prevent prescription frauds. It stocks Naloxone in its pharmacies and will offer Naloxone behind its pharmacy counters for sale or for dispensing by a pharmacist by the end of this month in all states where pharmacy practice laws support its ability to do so. &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.

They'll also limit the strength of the opioids they provide.

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The largest retailer in the country is taking action to curb abuse of prescription painkillers by limiting patients to a seven day supply of opioids.

Opioids are a type of drug that includes heroin, prescription pain killers and fentanyl. As a result, Walmart will implement new opioid training for its expansive roster of pharmacists.

With that in mind, Walmart also provides a way for customers to safely destroy unused opioids by issuing packets of DisposeRx, a powder that when mixed with water forms a gel around the pills, making them impossible to take.

The companys pharmacists counsel patients using the CDCs guidelines on pain management, focusing on using the lowest effective dose for pain management for the shortest time possible. Current pharmacy patients can request a free DisposeRx packet at any time, Walmart said. The company also believes education on prescription drug abuse is a key part of the solution and is helping to fund a variety of multi-state programs that teach youth about the dangers of prescription drug use and abuse.

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