Posts Tagged Naloxone

Study: Fewer Fatal Overdoses When Pharmacists Can Dispense Naloxone

Laws that allow pharmacists to dispense the opioid antidote naloxone without a physician’s prescription are associated with a sharp reduction in fatal opioid-related overdoses, according to a study reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. States, like North Carolina, that adopted such laws saw fatal opioid overdoses

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FDA Takes Steps to Spur OTC Versions of Naloxone

To encourage drug companies to seek approval for over-the-counter versions of naloxone, an emergency treatment for opioid overdose, the Food and Drug Administration has released model consumer-friendly labels for prospective OTC versions of the drug. FDA-approved versions of naloxone currently require a prescription,

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Naloxone Use by EMS Providers Up 75% Over Four Years

Naloxone administration by emergency medical service providers increased 75% between 2012 and 2016, mirroring the trend in fatal opioid overdoses over the period, according to an analysis released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Young adults comprised a growing share of naloxone recipients

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