Pharmacists in Florida May Dispense Opioid Antagonist Pursuant to Standing Order.

Pharmacists in Florida may dispense an emergency opioid antagonist pursuant to a non-patient-specific standing order prescribed by a health care provider, according to a recently passed law that goes into effect on July 1, 2016. The standing order would be for an auto-injection delivery system or intranasal application delivery system, which must be appropriately labeled with instructions for use, indicates the law (House Bill 1241).