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Pharmacy update: Walmart’s new opioid limits
Limits begin for acute pain, daily quantity; use reference chart
By Matthew Tanner, pharmacy clinical coordinator and anticoagulation clinic director
Walmart has a new policy that limits opioid fills for acute pain to a seven-day supply – and limits the quantity filled per day to the equivalent of 50 mg of morphine.
Also, the Care Mark/CVS insurance systems now require a prior authorization for daily doses greater than 50 morphine equivalents. For now, Walmart is the only pharmacy implementing this policy in all stores, regardless of a patient’s insurance.
Here’s a good reference for prescriptions: