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It will also limit a day's total dose to no more than the equivalent of 50 morphine milligrams.
Over the next 60 days, the fourth-largest pharmacy chain will cap acute painkiller supplies to cover a maximum of seven days.
originally posted by: Maxatoria
Here in the Uk you get whatever your Dr says you should have and pretty much every doc can prescribe pretty much everything (extra courses for certain drugs like high strength opiates) from your local pharmacy with rarer stuff only available from the hospitals own pharmacy.
Getting co-codamol tablets upto a certain strength is just a walk in and ask from behind the counter and job done.
Walmart, (wmt, -3.15%) the fourth largest U.S. pharmacy operator, has unveiled a tool it thinks can help dent the country’s raging opioid crisis: a packet that makes leftover medication unusable and easier to throw out. The company said on Wednesday that the solution is called “DisposeRx” and consists of a packet with ingredients that, when combined with warm water and emptied into a pill bottle, neutralize leftover medications so they can be disposed of without worry. The packets are free of charge and available at 4,700 Walmart and Sam’s Club stores with pharmacies.
originally posted by: RalagaNarHallas
my dad just had foot surgury they(wallmart) gave him 50 oxy pills ,he didnt even want them and has been taking over the counter instead.
In a great display of virtue signalling Walmart has decided they know better than doctors what pain patients may or may not need. Among their forthcoming policies is limits on the daily dosage they will fill prescriptions for.