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Naloxone Available in Some Pennsylvania Pharmacies Under Statewide Standing Order


Pennsylvania has among the highest rates of opioid-related abuse and overdose, according to this recent press release. In October 2015, Pennsylvania Physician General Rachel Levine, MD, signed astanding order that authorized pharmacists to dispense the overdose reversal drug naloxone to people who are at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose. Under the standing order, ACME Markets has made naloxone available at 10 ACME Markets pharmacies, a subsidiary of Albertsons, throughout Delaware County, PA.

Source: http://www.nabp.net/news/naloxone-available-in-some-pennsylvania-pharmacies-under-statewide-standing-order?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NabpNewsroom+%28NABP+Newsroom%29