The stock of Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) closed at $1.49 losing 3.25% in yesterday’s trading session. Josh Shapiro, the Pennsylvania Attorney General is at the moment collaborating with several foundations from the Rite Aid and the Pittsburgh Penguins. They are seeking to do all within their means in a bid to address the teenage prescription-drug abuse, a matter that has gotten out of hand in the recent times.
A person well conversant with the matter but who wanted his identity kept anonymous outlined that the Prescription Drug Safety program was going to be made available to several high schools in the Pittsburgh-area. And that will be at no cost. EVERFI happens to be the nation’s high end technology innovator and the program it developed is a major leap forward in this particular regard.
The president and chief operating officer of Rite Aid Corporation who is also at the same time the president of The Rite Aid Foundation Kermit Crawford has termed the Prescription drug abuse and misuse complex issues that needs to be dealt with in good time. According to him, it is a threat to the safety, health and well being of the various persons in the nation. He disclosed that the Rite Aid Foundation was quite pleased to get the opportunity to be the one unveiling the prevention education initiative to the various students in high schools. It is all about spreading awareness and providing them with all they need in terms of the knowledge they need to stay safe. Abuse needs to be combated in good time and that is the main goal.
The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation president Dave Soltesz disclosed that the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation remained committed to ensuring it helped the young in the society towards achieving vibrant and healthy futures. He went further to outline that it was a matter of great significance teaching all students everything they need to know about drug abuse as well as serving them the skills they need to stay away from drug abuse.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro recently made a statement outlining that he was going to make it his top priority fighting the epidemic and also added that he greatly appreciated the partnership.