Walmart limiting opioid prescriptions to 7-day supply

posted by Caroline J. Cook - 

Walmart is taking steps aimed at curbing opioid abuse and misuse. 

The retail giant announced on Monday that Walmart and Sam's Club will restrict initial acute opioid  prescriptions to more than than a seven day supply within the next 60 days.  It will also follow laws in states that require acute opioid prescriptions for less than seven days. 

Walmart says the policy aligns with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for opioid use.

Walmart and Sam’s Club also will require e-prescriptions for controlled substances beginning January 1, 2020. The company says e-prescriptions can’t be altered or copied and are less prone to errors.

Additional information HERE from ABC-13 WSET.

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