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The Emerging Use of Naloxone

by User Not Found | Sep 12, 2016
August 2016
In an effort to reduce the epidemic number of overdose-related deaths and injuries associated with the misuse of opioid analgesics, many states have been looking to enact legislation to help curb this trend. One way states have tried to accomplish this is to establish prescribing quantity limits on opioid analgesics. They are also establishing guidelines on how and when opioids should be prescribed to treat acute and chronic pain. As regulatory reform is evolving, it is often mandating the review of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) by pharmacists and prescribers prior to prescribing and dispensing opioids. There is also increasing discussion, training, funding and access to medications, most notably naloxone, that can prevent death from overdose. Click here to read more.