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LPA: Statewide Standing Order for Distribution of Naloxone and Other Opioid Antagonists

Wednesday, January 25, 2017  
Posted by: Nicole Turner
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Public Health Alert

 

Statewide Standing Order for Distribution of Naloxone and Other Opioid Antagonists

 

Dr. Rebekah Gee, MD, MPH, Secretary of Louisiana Department of Health has signed and issued a statewide standing order authorizing pharmacists to distribute naloxone or other opioid antagonists to anyone who wants to keep the drug available to assist any person suffering an opioid overdose event.  This statewide order is valid for any Louisiana-licensed pharmacy dispensing or distributing the opioid antagonist to any Louisiana resident.  This order will expire on January 23, 2018.  A copy of the standing order is available here.


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