Even Though Laws Have Changed To Encourage Access To Naloxone, Some Pharmacies Set Up Roadblocks
A new study shows some pharmacies in California still require a doctor's prescription for the life-saving antidote and pharmacies in other states don't stock it.
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Some Pharmacies Thwart Efforts To Improve Access To The Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug
In response to the opioid crisis, all 50 states have changed their laws to make naloxone, the overdose reversal drug, easier to get and use. Many states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey, have issued standing medication orders so pharmacists can dispense the lifesaving antidote without a prescription. Cities such as Philadelphia have campaigns encouraging family and friends of people at risk of overdose to carry naloxone. (McCullough, 11/14)