Pharmacist prescribing of naloxone improves access to life-saving medication

Industry News
March 10, 2020 By

The opioid epidemic hasn’t been the fixture in the news it once was, but it’s still an issue many states are grappling with as  overdose and addiction numbers haven’t moved down significantly. For many years, the life-saving medication that can revive people who are overdosing on opioids, naloxone, was restricted to prescription only. In 2015 in Ohio, the state approved a law allowing pharmacists to dispense naloxone without a prescription, which has since seen a dramatic rise in the sale of the life-saving drug.