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NACDS: Pharmacists have tools to address opioid crisis

Pharmacists are critical public health partners in the fight against opioid abuse, said Steve Anderson, CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores at a CMS-sponsored conference. "When pharmacists are integrated into direct patient care in a team with other health professionals, there are positive effects on patient outcomes as well as reduced health care costs," said Gigi Kwik Gronvall, corresponding author of a study noting opportunities for public policy to take advantage of collaboration with pharmacists.

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