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1. Walgreens, CVS ramp up opioid efforts
Walgreens has launched the "#ItEndsWithUs" campaign to educate teens nationwide on the opioid epidemic. The campaign will be unveiled by actor Brandon Larracuente from Netflix's popular series "13 Reasons Why" and "Bloodline," who lost a close friend to the opioid epidemic. ePharm Brief
2. Most employers will offer telehealth where it's allowed
A growing number of large U.S. employers plan to focus more on how healthcare is delivered and paid for while still pursuing traditional methods of controlling costs, such as cost sharing and plan design changes, according to an annual survey by the National Business Group on Health. ePharm Brief
3. Fewer people say lack of trust is reason to not participate in clinical trials
Significantly fewer blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and non-Hispanic whites say "lack of trust" is a reason individuals do not participate in clinical trials, indicating a more favorable perception of this research. ePharm Brief
4. Study 'reframes' clinical research goals for better enrollment
Patients who have the wrong idea about the goals of clinical research may become better informed through a non-burdensome scientific reframing intervention, according to a study published in PLOS ONE. ePharm Brief
5. Women less likely to achieve coronary heart disease targets
Women with coronary heart disease (CHD) are less likely to achieve treatment targets than men, finds a study published by the journal Heart. ePharm Brief
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