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Walmart Launches Groundbreaking Disposal Solution to Aid in Fight Against Opioid Abuse and Misuse

BENTONVILLE, Ark. January 17, 2018 In an effort to help curb abuse and misuse, canada goose outlet new york city Walmart is launching a first of its kind opioid disposal solution available at no cost in all company pharmacies. Known as DisposeRx, the small packet contains ingredients that, according to the manufacturer, cheap canada goose uk when emptied into uk canada goose outlet a pill bottle with warm water, ultimately enable canada goose outlet uk patients to responsibly dispose of leftover medications in their trash.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the National Institute of Drug Abuse, more than 65 percent of people misusing prescription opioids are cheap canada goose getting them from family and friends, and personal prescriptions are one of the main sources of nonmedical canada goose black friday sale opioid abuse. DisposeRx provides a virtually effortless way for patients to canada goose factory outlet destroy leftover opioids and a way to do cheap Canada Goose so without ever leaving home.

The innovative disposal solution will now be provided in addition to ongoing counseling available to Walmart patients on proper opioid use when canada goose outlet store uk filling an opioid prescription at any one of its 4,700 pharmacies nationwide. Now, pharmacists can also counsel patients on how to use DisposeRx and distribute an opioid awareness brochure outlining risks and helpful resources. “While this issue requires many resources to solve, we are confident this unique, easy to use disposal solution, cheap canada goose DisposeRx, will make a meaningful impact on the lives of many. Walmart is incredibly proud to fund this initiative that provides our patients with an https://www.buchholz-net.de opioid disposal solution they can access nationwide, at no cost.”

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Beginning immediately, patients filling any new Class II opioid prescription at Walmart pharmacies will receive a free DisposeRx packet and opioid safety information brochure when picking up their prescription. Patients with chronic Class II opioid prescriptions will be offered a canada goose outlet parka free DisposeRx packet every six months. local time at all Walmart locations nationwide. Additionally, Sam’s Club patients can access Dispose Rx at their pharmacies.

“About one third of medications canada goose outlet nyc sold go unused. Too often, these dangerous narcotics remain unsecured where children, teens or visitors may have access. I commend Walmart for taking this innovative approach to help keep unused prescription drugs out of the wrong hands,” said Sen. John Boozman, R Ark.

The launch of DisposeRx in Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies is one of several ways the retailers are helping to address the prescription drug abuse problem. The company urges lawmakers to establish a seven day supply canada goose clearance sale limit for initial prescriptions issued for acute pain and to require all controlled substance prescriptions be issued electronically, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration. It stocks Naloxone in its pharmacies and will offer Naloxone behind its pharmacy counters canada goose outlet sale 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. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better anytime and anywhere in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. The Canada Goose Coats On Sale company’s legal name will become Walmart Inc., effective on Feb. 1, 2018, to reflect Canada Goose Jackets its growing status as an omni channel retailer. Each week, over 260 million customers and members visit our more than 11,600 stores under nearly 60 banners in 28 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2017 revenue of $485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.

Walmart patients in Rhode Island and Washington will receive canada goose outlet canada an alternative free disposal solution until third party testing of DisposeRx is complete in those states.

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