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PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Walmart is tightening its opioid prescription policies.

The retail giant announced on Monday that Walmart and Sam’s Club will restrict initial acute opioid prescriptions.

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Walmart is limiting the lengths of such prescriptions and will require that prescriptions be filled electronically.

It will also limit the dosage.

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The new restrictions follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC notes higher dosages are more likely to lead to overdose deaths.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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