CDC Guidance on Ensuring Availability of Naloxone

Published: 08/08/2019

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there is wide variation in prescribing and dispensing Naloxone persists across the Unites States. In 2017, there was approximately 48,000 deaths related to drug-overdose involving opioids in the United States. In response to this epidemic, many states have enacted laws permitting standing orders that allow pharmacists to dispense naloxone without a prescription. While laws have contributed to lowering death rates and dispens

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