SHAW'S REMOVES OXYCONTIN FROM PHARMACY SHELVES

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Shaw's Supermarkets here said earlier this month that it would no longer stock the pain medication OxyContin in its pharmacies. It will continue to order it for patients with valid prescriptions, however.The move mirrors action taken recently by Hannaford Bros., Scarborough, Maine. Yet it goes against what most members of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Alexandria,

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Shaw's Supermarkets here said earlier this month that it would no longer stock the pain medication OxyContin in its pharmacies. It will continue to order it for patients with valid prescriptions, however.

The move mirrors action taken recently by Hannaford Bros., Scarborough, Maine. Yet it goes against what most members of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Alexandria, Va., are doing.

The NACDS held a conference call with its members last

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