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Walmart to Restrict Opioid Prescriptions

Walmart announced on Monday it will limit initial opioid prescriptions to no more than a 1-week supply in an effort to do its part to curb a nationwide epidemic which now kills more people than breast cancer.

Walmart also said on Monday that beginning Jan. 1, 2020, it would require e-prescriptions for all controlled substances, noting that electronic prescriptions tend to be harder to forge than their paper counterparts.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered an overdose from a prescription opioid drug, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

What’s the problem?

May 8, 2018 – The supply limit will begin within the next 60 days, Walmart said. Earlier this year, the company said it would provide its customers filling prescriptions for opioids with a packet of powder that would help them dispose of leftover medication.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 115 Americans die on average every day from an opioid overdose.

The U.S. government in recent years has been increasing efforts to reduce both the foreign and domestic supply of opioids, limiting the number of prescriptions written for the drugs locally, and providing counternarcotics assistance to countries abroad.

Meanwhile, government officials have attempted to reduce demand by focusing more on treatment and less on punishment. Victims of opioid abuse have also begun filing lawsuits in courts across the U.S., seeking to hold manufacturers and the phaemrcituval industry accountable for their part in the crisis.

The new initiatives apply to all the pharmacies of Walmart and its Sam’s Club unit in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Do I have a Opioid Lawsuit?

The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in opioid lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new overdose cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one suffered an overdose from a prescription opioid drug, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.

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