08/17/2016 - 1:49pm

Kroger has begun selling the opioid overdose reversal medicine naloxone without a prescription at all of its 96 pharmacies in Kentucky, NBC's Wave3 News reported Monday. The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is assisting with pharmacist training. “Naloxone is a lifesaving drug in the hands of those actively using opioids,” stated Trish Freeman, president of Kentucky Pharmacists Association. “Kroger pharmacists are among the most accessible healthcare providers in many areas of Kentucky, and they were quick to take advantage of this specialized training." (Wave3 News)

08/17/2016 - 11:36am
The death rate from opioid overdose in the United States had increased 200% since the year 2000, with deaths impacting people between ages 25 and 44 years, particularly in southern states. 
08/17/2016 - 10:36am

In addition to Colorado, CVS Pharmacy locations in 30 other states are able to dispense naloxone to patients without an individual prescription.

08/17/2016 - 10:17am

Target Corp. on Wednesday reported second quarter earnings that exceeded Wall Street expectations, but the discounter lowered its guidance for the full year amid declining sales and what it called a “difficult retail environment.”

08/17/2016 - 7:32am

Before joining Fred’s at the beginning of 2016, Mary Lou Gardner worked with CVS Health, most recently serving as divisional merchandising manager for beauty and personal care.

08/16/2016 - 11:40am

Rite Aid operates 61 stores in Louisiana, including 11 in the greater Baton Rouge area. The company employs nearly 1,000 associates across the state.

08/16/2016 - 11:31am

To better understand personal immunization needs, customers can visit Rite Aid's Vaccine Central at www.riteaid.com/vaccinecentral.

08/16/2016 - 11:23am

For Americans who have ever gotten a flu shot, fall months are the most popular time to get the vaccine, with October being the most popular month (42%).

08/16/2016 - 11:12am

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have coordinated efforts as part of the $500,000 donation to send truckloads of water to affected areas.