Letting Pharmacists Provide Naloxone Without Prescription Leads to Surge in Access

Letting Pharmacists Provide Naloxone Without Prescription Leads to Surge in Access

Allowing pharmacists in Ohio to provide the opioid overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription led to a more than 2,000% increase in dispensing of the drug, a new study finds.

State legislators gave Ohio pharmacists permission to dispense naloxone without a prescription in 2015, HealthDay reports. Since then, there has been a 2,328% increase in naloxone dispensing, University of Cincinnati researchers report in JAMA Network Open.

Full article at Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

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