Walmart to provide only 7 days' worth of opioids for some patients

Walmart tightening up opioid prescription policies

According to their official press release, "this policy is in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) guidelines for opioid use".

Pharmacists will counsel patients using the CDC's guidelines on pain management, focusing on using the lowest effective dose for pain management for the shortest time possible.

Some states have their own laws limiting how many days' worth of opioids pharmacies can provide; Walmart says in those cases, its pharmacies will follow state regulations.

1, 2020, Walmart and Sam's Club will only accept e-prescriptions for controlled substances. The company noted the electronic prescriptions can not be copied or altered and are less prone to errors.

Marybeth Hays, Walmart's executive VP of health and wellness and consumables, was quoted stating that the company is taking action in the fight against the nation's opioid epidemic. &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. The agency adds that three days or less worth of opioids "will often be sufficient" in acute pain cases for new patients, while "more than seven days will rarely be needed". This would mean that the pharmacists would be able to track controlled substances with "real-time interstate visibility".

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USA Today reports Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies will also comply with laws in some states requiring opioid supplies to last less than a week.

DisposeRx provides a convenient way for patients to discard leftover opioid medicines at home.

Walmart's pharmacy chain is the fourth largest and in the next two months it is set to cap acute painkiller supplies not to be dispensed for over seven days at a time. One possible pharmacy that could do this is Walgreens.

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. With fiscal year 2018 revenue of $500.3 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.

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