Certain Utah Pharmacies to Offer Naloxone Under Collaborative Practice Agreement.
Naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, is available at Associated Food Stores retailer’s pharmacies in Utah under a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement with prescribers. Further, each pharmacist has been trained to provide patient counseling on the drug, indicates the company. A list of participating pharmacies is available in the Associated Food Stores press release. Patients under the age of 18 are required to bring an adult family member, notes Deseret News. The price of a kit ranges from $50 to $70, but patients who have insurance can get some of the cost covered, indicates Deseret News.
The state’s collaborative pharmacy practice agreement is defined under Senate Bill 158. Further information about dispensing naloxone in Utah is available in House Bill 119.