More resources needed for medication-assisted treatment March 14, 2017By Tracey WalkerInclude medication-assisted treatment high on the list of clinical tools used to treat opioid addiction. Rite Aid, Albertsons Expand Naloxone Access February 28, 2017By Christine BlankRite Aid and Albertsons expand naloxone Access, hoping to curb the opioid epidemic. Chains Step up Efforts Against Drug AbuseNaloxone can now be dispensed without a prescription in 33 states and Washington, DC. Here's how two big pharmacy chains are making the livesaving opioid antagonist more accessible. Insurer: No more prior auths for opioid addiction meds October 28, 2016By Tracey WalkerAs part of efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, Cigna removes prior authorization from medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. Four developments helping address the opioid epidemic October 04, 2016By Aubrey WestgateAs the opioid epidemic continues across the U.S., new treatment programs and guidelines could help reverse the trend. Quit stigmatizing naloxoneEpinephrine saves lives. So does naloxone. Why are they regarded differently? Pharmacists should get training in naloxone use nowPharmacists are the most accessible healthcare resource. Once trained in naloxone use, we can train our patients in all aspects of opioid use. This will make a difference. Solutions to the ongoing opioid epidemic take shape"Naloxone should be the fire extinguisher in the home of everyone who is at risk." Naloxone: Liability, regulatory concerns for pharmacistsThe rules vary from state to state. Pharmacists need to stay informed. Combating the growing opioid epidemic with the “rescue shot”The movement to get naloxone into the hands of first responders, drug users, and their family members has found increasing support in state legislatures.