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    http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/07/news...icy/index.html

    Walmart is making its opioid policy more strict, limiting the duration of such prescriptions and requiring that they be filled electronically.

    The company announced on Monday that within 60 days, it will only fill first-time acute opioid prescriptions for seven days or less nationwide, and it will limit the dosage to 50 morphine milligram equivalents, or MMEs, per day. The CDC publishes MME conversion guides to help pharmacists figure out the right dosage for each type of prescribed opioid


    Does this mean no longtem monthly scripts whatsoever?

    Very sad news for pain patients and great news for heroin dealers
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    They just want more money for co pays; they get 4 copays instead of 1. It's bs how do they get to dictate what a doctor prescribes? More money , more waiting in line , more shoppers at Walmart every week .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larimar View Post
    They just want more money for co pays; they get 4 copays instead of 1. It's bs how do they get to dictate what a doctor prescribes? More money , more waiting in line , more shoppers at Walmart every week .
    yeah thats what I was thinking. 4x the dispensing fee.
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    Walmart had the highest price to insurance of any major pharmacy in last year's Consumer Reports. CostCo was lowest. Walgreens was 2nd or 3rd worst.
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    People will just go to another pharmacy.
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