Blanket prescription for overdose drug naloxone (How does the program…
Blanket prescription for overdose drug naloxone
How does the program work?
This allowed the medication to be dispensed by pharmacies and overdose response program employees or volunteers
Intended to help reduce deaths from opioid overdoses
Blanket prescription for the drug so people don't need a prescription for it or to go through specific channels
You can buy naloxone from a pharmacy without getting an individualized prescription from your doctor.
Did it work?
What was the reason?
Was it expensive?
Implemented by Leana Wen (former health director of Baltimore and president of Planned Parenthood)
As of June 1, 2017, no training is required before purchase: anyone in Maryland can get naloxone from a pharmacy without a prescription or training certificate.
What was the public's perception of it?
Are you incentivizing addictions because people who overdose know they have a solution?
What is the opioid epidemic
How is this related to Gen Z?
A progressive solution