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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Overdose Antidote Can Be Dispensed Without Prescription

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland health officials have issued an order allowing pharmacists to dispense a heroin overdose antidote without a prescription.

Officials said Monday that the order is intended to help combat the state’s heroin and opioid abuse epidemic.

The antidote, Naloxone, is a prescription medication that can reverse overdoses related to opioids, which include heroin and prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone.



Anonymous said...

Seriously, not one comment. All the heroin and overdoses on the shore and not one person cares enough to ask how to get approved to keep this on hand in case a loved one OD's? Think about that for a minute.

Anonymous said...

Be aware that seizures can occur.

Anonymous said...

Be aware that death can occur without it.

Anonymous said...

Be aware it's a crime to use dope .curious are the dopers being charged at the hospital If they wake up ? Who pays for the medical treatment? Taking dope is a choice , staying Clean is a choice .place a ankle bracelet on them before they leave the hospital and track them to the dealers .yes I said track them !!i love can be tough