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CVS to limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days

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CVS will limit painkiller prescriptions to 7 days

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CVS to cap prescriptions to seven-day supply amid battling opioid epidemic

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CVS to limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days
In a bid to fight against an increasing number of opioid overdoses, a national drugstore is putting new limits on prescriptions and looking to educate patients. According to a release on the CVS Health website, opioid overdose deaths quadrupled from 1999 to 2015. In an attempt to curb this number, CVS Caremark will have pharmacists talk to patients about the risks involved with opioid use   Read More ...
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Man pleads guilty to buying opiate prescriptions from doctor
CASPER, Wyo. — The first of 10 co-defendants in a prescription drug conspiracy allegedly run by a Wyoming doctor has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute OxyContin. Dustin Big Medicine pleaded guilty Friday in an agreement that calls for a suspended prison sentence. Big Medicine was charged with buying written prescriptions from Dr. Shakeel Kahn in Casper, filling the orders and selling the drugs on the Wind River Indian Reservation   Read More ...
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A hospital discharged Olathe mom’s addicted son with prescriptions for 120 opioid pills. One day later, he was dead
Stephanie Price’s last phone conversation with her son burns in her memory. It was Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Price’s son, Jeromy Bubacz, was about to be discharged from Stormont Vail Health in Topeka after a minor medical procedure. Bubacz, 29, had been fighting prescription drug addiction for years after he was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, a lung condition that cost him his position in the U   Read More ...
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Doc admits signing fake prescriptions as part of $25M state benefits scam
CAMDEN -- A New Jersey doctor faces up to 10 years in prison after admitting he helped bilk the state's health benefits programs and other insurers out of nearly $25 million by selling phony prescriptions. John Gaffney, 55, of Linwood, pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud before Judge Robert B. Kugler in a federal courtroom in Camden on Friday, the U   Read More ...
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CVS to Limit Opioid Prescription Amounts
Opioid painkiller prescriptions will be limited to a seven-day supply for certain conditions, CVS Pharmacy announced Thursday. It's the first national retail chain in the United States to restrict how many of the pain pills doctors can provide to patients, NBC News reported. CVS also said that when filling prescriptions for OxyContin, Vicodin and other opioid painkillers, pharmacists must talk with patients about the risks of addiction, secure storage of medications in the home, and proper disposal of the drugs   Read More ...
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CVS will limit painkiller prescriptions to 7 days
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CVS to cap prescriptions to seven-day supply amid battling opioid epidemic
CVS pharmacy is battling the opioid epidemic with a new prescription plan that limits new patients to a seven-day supply, the company announced Thursday. The drug store chain will also reach out to doctors about prescriptions that seem to be excessive, and put a cap on daily dosages. Company officials said CVS would also provide better counseling to its patients, and pharmacists will discuss the risks of dependence and addiction   Read More ...
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CVS makes changes to limit opioid prescriptions
(CNN) - One of the nation's largest pharmacies is making it harder to get opioids. CVS announced on Thursday that it will limit opioid prescriptions in an attempt to fight the epidemic of overdoses. The company's prescription drug management division, CVS Caremark, will limit opioid supplies to seven days for new patients with acute conditions. Pharmacists will ask doctors to revise their prescriptions when they appear to offer more pills   Read More ...
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CVS to cap prescriptions to seven-day supply amid battling opioid epidemic
CVS pharmacy is battling the opioid epidemic with a new prescription plan that limits new patients to a seven-day supply, the company announced Thursday. The drug store chain will also reach out to doctors about prescriptions that seem to be excessive, and put a cap on daily dosages. Company officials said CVS would also provide better counseling to its patients, and pharmacists will discuss the risks of dependence and addiction   Read More ...
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CVS to limit opioid drug prescriptions amid national epidemic
Drug-store chain CVS Health announced Thursday that it will limit opioid prescriptions in an effort to combat the epidemic that accounted for 64,000 overdose deaths last year alone. Amid pressure on pharmacists, doctors, insurers and drug companies to take action, CVS also said it would boost funding for addiction programs, counseling and safe disposal of opioids. The company's prescription drug management division, CVS Caremark, which provides medications to nearly 90 million people, said it would use its sweeping influence to limit initial opioid prescriptions to seven-day supplies for new patients facing acute ailments   Read More ...
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CVS makes changes to limit opioid prescriptions
(CNN) - One of the nation's largest pharmacies is making it harder to get opioids. CVS announced on Thursday that it will limit opioid prescriptions in an attempt to fight the epidemic of overdoses. The company's prescription drug management division, CVS Caremark, will limit opioid supplies to seven days for new patients with acute conditions. Pharmacists will ask doctors to revise their prescriptions when they appear to offer more pills   Read More ...
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CVS makes changes to limit opioid prescriptions - | WBTV Charlotte
(CNN) - One of the nation's largest pharmacies is making it harder to get opioids. CVS announced on Thursday that it will limit opioid prescriptions in an attempt to fight the epidemic of overdoses. The company's prescription drug management division, CVS Caremark, will limit opioid supplies to seven days for new patients with acute conditions. Pharmacists will ask doctors to revise their prescriptions when they appear to offer more pills   Read More ...
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CVS to limit opioid drug prescriptions amid national epidemic
Drug-store chain CVS Health announced Thursday that it will limit opioid prescriptions in an effort to combat the epidemic that accounted for 64,000 overdose deaths last year alone. Amid pressure on pharmacists, doctors, insurers and drug companies to take action, CVS also said it would boost funding for addiction programs, counseling and safe disposal of opioids. The company's prescription drug management division, CVS Caremark, which provides medications to nearly 90 million people, said it would use its sweeping influence to limit initial opioid prescriptions to seven-day supplies for new patients facing acute ailments   Read More ...
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CVS first pharmacy to limit opioid prescriptions to 7-day supply
CVS Pharmacy on Thursday became the first national retailer to limit opioid prescriptions to a 7-day supply. Beginning Feb. 1, CVS will roll out new controls to reduce opioid abuse, including counseling at the pick-up counter. Pharmacists will be required to inform patients about the risks of addiction, storage of medications and disposal. "We are further strengthening our commitment to help providers and patients balance the need for these powerful medications with the risk of abuse and misuse," Larry J   Read More ...
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CVS will limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days
The new pharmacy program includes limiting daily dosages of pain-killing drugs based on strength The program will roll out on February 1, 2018 and cover all clients, irrespective of their health plan In a new effort to tackle the deadly opioid addiction crisis in the US, pharmacy giant CVS announced on Friday it will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions   Read More ...
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CVS to limit opioid drug prescriptions
CVS Pharmacies is making it harder to get opioids in an effort to curb the nation’s opioid overdose epidemic. The company’s prescription drug management division, CVS Caremark, will now limit prescriptions to seven-day supplies for all new patients with acute conditions. Pharmacists also plan to ask doctors to revise their prescriptions when they appear to offer more pills than are actually necessary   Read More ...
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CVS to limit opioid drug prescriptions
(CNN/Meredith) -- CVS, one of the nation's largest pharmacies, announced Thursday that it will limit opioid prescriptions in an attempt to fight the epidemic of overdoses. The company's prescription drug management division, CVS Caremark, will limit opioid supplies to seven days for new patients with acute conditions. Pharmacists will ask doctors to revise their prescriptions when they appear to offer more pills   Read More ...
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CVS Pharmacy Will Limit Prescriptions for Opioids
: Most People Who Misuse Opioids Don’t Have a Prescription Here's how the changes will work: If a patient has a prescription for several weeks’ worth of opioids and wants to fill the prescription for more than seven days, he will need pre-authorization for the drugs—obtained after the pharmacy benefit manager speaks to the prescribing doctor—and will have to pay for them out of pocket   Read More ...
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CVS to cap prescriptions to seven-day supply amid battling opioid epidemic
CVS pharmacy is battling the opioid epidemic with a new prescription plan that limits new patients to a seven-day supply, the company announced Thursday. The drug store chain will also reach out to doctors about prescriptions that seem to be excessive, and put a cap on daily dosages. Company officials said CVS would also provide better counseling to its patients, and pharmacists will discuss the risks of dependence and addiction   Read More ...
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CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7-Day Supply
CVS Pharmacy will limit opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply for certain conditions, becoming the first national retail chain to restrict how many pain pills doctors can give patients, NBC News reported. When filling prescription for opioid pills, pharmacists will also be required to talk to patients about the risks of addiction, secure storage of medications in the home and proper disposal, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday   Read More ...
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Physician assistant at Fountain Valley clinic convicted of drug trafficking by writing illegal prescriptions
A physician assistant who worked at a Fountain Valley medical clinic was convicted Monday of federal drug trafficking charges for writing prescriptions for narcotics without a medical purpose. A federal jury found Kaitlyn Phuong Nguyen, 32, of San Jose guilty of 10 felony counts related to illegal distribution of oxycodone, methadone and alprazolam. During the trial, jurors heard evidence that four people died of drug overdoses after obtaining prescriptions from Nguyen, according to the U   Read More ...
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CVS to limit opioid drug prescriptions amid national epidemic
Drug-store chain CVS Health plans to announce Thursday that it will limit opioid prescriptions in an effort to combat the epidemic that accounted for 64,000 overdose deaths last year alone. Amid pressure on pharmacists, doctors, insurers and drug companies to take action, CVS also said it would boost funding for addiction programs, counseling and safe disposal of opioids. The rise of the opioid crisis is complicated, but doctors and hospitals trying to keep patients happy were a big factor   Read More ...
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CVS Announces New Limits On Prescription Painkillers Amid ‘Public Health Emergency’
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (CBS) – CVS is taking steps to combat the “rapidly growing epidemic of opioid addiction and misuse” by putting new restrictions on prescription painkillers. Starting in February, the chain’s new policy will put a 7-day limit on the supply of certain prescriptions for patients who are new to opioid therapy. Additionally, the daily dosage of painkillers will be limited based on how strong the opioid is, and immediate-release opioids will be favored over extended-release versions   Read More ...
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CVS to limit opioid drug prescriptions amid national epidemic
Drug-store chain CVS Health plans to announce Thursday that it will limit opioid prescriptions in an effort to combat the epidemic that accounted for 64,000 overdose deaths last year alone. Amid pressure on pharmacists, doctors, insurers and drug companies to take action, CVS also said it would boost funding for addiction programs, counseling and safe disposal of opioids. The rise of the opioid crisis is complicated, but doctors and hospitals trying to keep patients happy were a big factor   Read More ...
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Myrtle Beach dental assistant charged with obtaining prescription drugs illegally while on the job
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A dental assistant was arrested Monday for allegedly obtaining prescription sedatives unlawfully while on the job. According to online records from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, Kathleen Capra, 48, was charged with theft of controlled substances. She was released Monday evening on a $1,000 bond. An arrest warrant from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control states the suspect unlawfully obtained a quantity of alprazolam, or Xanax, and took it while performing her duties as a dental assistant at a Myrtle Beach area dentist’s office located on Cipriana Drive   Read More ...
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Is your doctor struggling with addiction? Missouri should do more to answer that question
In Missouri, five people have the power to decide if a doctor is mentally and emotionally fit to practice medicine, to operate on patients, to write prescriptions. These five gatekeepers can give the go-ahead for doctors to rehang their shingles and treat the sick — including doctors with documented histories of prescription drug addiction, alcoholism and felony records. Last month, they did just that   Read More ...
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Maryland prescription drug pricing bill up for court hearing
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland measure that would empower the state's attorney general to take action to stop pharmaceutical price gouging is scheduled for a hearing in federal court. A motions hearing is set for U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Thursday. A group representing manufacturers of generic prescription drugs has filed a lawsuit against the state. The Association for Accessible Medicines says the law, which takes effect Oct   Read More ...
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California passes prescription drug pricing transparency bill
State legislators have passed a bill aimed at creating greater transparency around prescription drug pricing by requiring pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide advance notice and more detailed explanations for raising the price of a drug. The bill, co-authored by Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), was approved by the Senate on Wednesday after clearing the Assembly earlier this week   Read More ...
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Traffic stop uncovers prescription drugs, handgun in Dover
A 31-year-old man is facing drug and weapons charges following a vehicle stop in Dover, police announced Wednesday. According to Dover Police, Earl Marsh was stopped in the area of North DuPont Highway near Lepore Road at 2:15 a.m. on September 13, 2017, when officers observed him unable to remain in a single lane. Police said they discovered Marsh was wanted on warrants and had a suspended license, so they stopped him and, while removing him from the car, discovered a handgun and a variety of prescription pills inside the vehicle   Read More ...
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A Helpful Tool to Combat the Opioid Crisis
That’s where prescription drug monitoring programs come in. They collect data from pharmacies to track what prescriptions for controlled substances patients have filled. The databases can be used to assess whether patients are getting more opioids than they can safely use. In addition, they can be used to tell if patients are getting other drugs, like a benzodiazopine, that are dangerous to use in combination with an opioid   Read More ...
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Man turned own prescriptions into $700,000 profit, documents say
A man from Waterbury pleaded guilty to charges that he obtained prescription medications and turned them around to sell for his own profit. Harry Duren, 74, obtained prescriptions for medications containing oxycodone from doctors in Connecticut and arranged to sell them. Court documents show that he sold about 45,000 30mg oxycodone pills for a total profit of $700,000. The arrangements happened between March 2011 and April 2016   Read More ...
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Initiative supporters seek to cap price state pays for drugs
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Backers of a proposed ballot measure that would cap the amount state agencies could pay for prescription drugs hope to start building support soon to put the initiative before voters in 2018, a key proponent said Wednesday. The plan is meant to save taxpayer dollars and drive down the cost of prescriptions, supporter Rick Weiland told The Associated Press   Read More ...
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Initiative supporters seek to cap price state pays for drugs
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Backers of a proposed ballot measure that would cap the amount state agencies could pay for prescription drugs hope to start building support soon to put the initiative before voters in 2018, a key proponent said Wednesday. The plan is meant to save taxpayer dollars and drive down the cost of prescriptions, supporter Rick Weiland told The Associated Press   Read More ...
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Here's how pharmacy benefit managers help keep drug costs down | Opinion
By Edmund J. Pezalla. There is so much rancor and finger pointing these days over prescription drug prices that consumers are often left to wonder: who is fighting on their behalf? The answer: pharmacy benefit managers. Companies and public programs providing prescription drug coverage hire PBMs for their expertise, and ability to reduce drug costs by negotiating for rebates and discounts from big drug companies and drugstores   Read More ...
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Opioid prescriptions decline in Volusia, Flagler
Mike Finch II @MIKE_FINCH2 Prescriptions for opioid drugs ordered by Florida physicians have fallen significantly, according to data that offers a new perspective on how the crisis involving such drug use has transformed in recent years. All but seven counties in the state saw at least a minor reduction, including Volusia and Flagler counties. The rate of retail prescriptions written in Volusia County dropped by 48 percent between 2010 and 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   Read More ...
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Fewer antibiotic prescriptions are being filled, a new analysis finds
The use of antibiotics among Americans with commercial health insurance has decreased during the past several years, according to a new analysis that nevertheless shows lingering variations for different ages and in different parts of the country. The study released on Thursday provides the latest evidence of how doctors and patients have begun to heed warnings that excessive antibiotic use breeds dangerous drug resistance and “superbug” bacteria   Read More ...
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Hospital chain pledges to cut opioid prescriptions 40 percent by 2018 in face of painkiller epidemic
A Utah-based hospital chain pledged Wednesday to slash the number of opioid pills prescribed for patients with acute pain at its facilities by 40 percent by the end of 2018. Intermountain Healthcare's pledge comes in the face of a worsening epidemic of painkiller and heroin abuse in the United States. In 2015, there were more than 33,000 fatalities from opioid overdoses were recorded — almost half of which involved prescription painkillers   Read More ...
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Cleveland City Council members endorse Ohio's prescription drug Issue 2: See who else is on board
The proposed law would require Ohio to buy medicine for state health care recipients such prisoners, Medicaid recipients or state employees at the same prices obtained by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which under federal law gets a 24 percent discount on drug costs. V.A. officials can obtain additional discounts with individual drug makers. About 4 million Ohio residents would be directly affected if the measure passes   Read More ...
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Longer prescriptions make opioid abuse more likely: study
(HealthDay News) -- A short-term painkiller prescription is less likely to lead to opioid use disorder than a longer supply of pain pills, a new study suggests. "Compared to someone prescribed two days versus seven days, that person with a seven-day supply is twice as likely to be using opioids in the long term," said study senior author Bradley Martin. After looking at a decade's worth of medical records, Martin and his team concluded that "the days supplied is far more important than the dosage level or even the type of pain being treated   Read More ...
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Attorney general explains prescription drug price initiative
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has released an explanation for a proposed ballot measure that would cap the prices state agencies could pay for prescription drugs. Jackley's office said Wednesday that the explanation has been filed with the secretary of state's office. The measure would impose a price limit on state drug purchases at the same as or less than the lowest price paid for the same drug by the U   Read More ...
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