The drugstore chain Walgreens is seeing success with a “three-pronged approach” to combat the public health crisis stemming from prescription opioids. In a report published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists’ Association, Walgreens says that it has massively expanded access to naloxone. In addition, the chain installed medication-disposal kiosks in 500 of its 8,200 U.S. stores and employed pharmacists and students to educate and counsel patients and caregivers about opioid overdoses and naloxone. By August 2016, Walgreens had dispensed 10,478 naloxone prescriptions in 49 states.
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