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Fox News reports that Walmart “will begin to restrict opioid prescriptions to help stem the deadly drug epidemic.” At pharmacies in both Walmart and Sam’s Club stores, the story says, they will “limit customers’ opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply, with up to a 50 morphine milligram equivalent maximum per day.”

According to the story, “The new rules align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines which suggest ‘three days or less will often be sufficient’ for those prescribed the painkillers, and ‘more than seven days will rarely be needed.’

“Walmart will follow state laws for those which require opioid prescriptions to be filled for less than seven days.”
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