Walmart is making efforts to curb the nation’s opioid epidemic by limiting the supply of acute opioid prescriptions to no more than seven days and limiting prescriptions to a maximum 50 morphine milligram equivalent per day. The change will go into effect by July at all Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The move is part of the retail giant’s Opioid Stewardship Initiative and aligns with the guidelines for opioid use released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC guidelines state that medical professionals should only prescribe the lowest effective dose ... Read More
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