Wal-Mart to restrict opioid dispensing at its pharmacies

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has recently announced that it will restrict initial acute opioid prescriptions to no more than a seven-day supply as a means to curb over-prescribing by doctors.  The company has also said it will require e-prescriptions for controlled substances because electronic prescriptions are proven to be less prone to errors and can’t be altered or copied.

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