CVS Health To Make Opioid Overdose-reversal Drug Available Without Prescription In Texas

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CVS Health Corp. said Monday that it is making naloxone, an opioid overdose-reversal drug, available without a prescription across all its 800 Texas locations. CVS Pharmacy locations across 30 other states will also dispense the drug without a prescription by August 2016. The company has already announced the program in states including Florida, Washington and New Mexico. CVS has also launched a webpage with information about drug abuse prevention. CVS Health shares are down 0.9% in premarket trading, and down 12.6% for the past year. The S&P 500 Index is up 4.6% for the last 12 months.

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