New Hampshire working through complexities of new naloxone distribution law

Naloxone is well known as a lifesaving drug for individuals suffering from an opioid overdose.

Naloxone is well known as a lifesaving drug for individuals suffering from an opioid overdose.

Advocates celebrated the recent naloxone (Narcan) distribution law passed in New Hampshire, but the implementation proves to be more complicated.  Naloxone is well known as a lifesaving drug for individuals suffering from an opioid overdose.  The state recently passed a law making it possible for family members of individuals with opioid addiction to receive a prescription for this drug and keep it on hand for an emergency.  Health care providers, insurance agencies, and pharmacies are necessary partners to ensure safety and access to naloxone.  There are educational trainings planned, but a clear understanding from many resources is required to make this new law transformative.

 

More information on naloxone distribution in New Hampshire and the current conversations surrounding use can be found here.

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