FDA Considers Whether Naloxone Devices Should Contain Standard Dose of Drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will determine whether naloxone devices distributed in communities should contain a standard dose of the opioid overdose antidote, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Drug companies that make naloxone devices do not agree on how much naloxone should be administered following an opioid overdose, the article notes. The outcome of a meeting this week between the FDA and naloxone makers could change the drug’s pricing and availability. The average price of naloxone has risen from $1 a dose a decade ago to $40 a dose today.

Full story of FDA on naxolone devices and standard doses at drugfree.org

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Will Savage

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