September 21, 2017 / 11:29 AM / a month ago

BRIEF-CVS Health responds to opioid situation in the U.S.

Sept 21 (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp

* CVS Health responds to opioid situation in the U.S.

* Says “in addition to our legacy opioid-abuse prevention programs, we are adding a new suite of tools‍​”‍​

* Says adding in-store disposal units in 750 pharmacies, where consumers can drop off unwanted, unused medication for free disposal

* Says ‍​CVS Caremark is “enhancing” utilization management program to ensure that opioids are being prescribed and used appropriately Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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