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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Md. makes overdose drug available without a prescription

WASHINGTON — A prescription drug that can reverse an opioid overdose now is being made available to Marylanders without a prescription under a standing order by Maryland’s deputy secretary for public health services.

Previously, naloxone, which is sometimes referred to by the brand name Narcan, was only made available to people trained in opioid overdose response or certified under the Maryland Overdose Response Program.

“By allowing even more people access to naloxone, we’re helping to save lives,” said Clay Stamp, executive director of the Opioid Operational Command Center, in a news release.

“We must remember though, that ultimately, those suffering from the disease of addiction or substance use disorder must be linked to additional treatment to aid in their recovery,” Stamp said.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's not a disease, Clay, it's a bad decision. Make it mandatory to be enrolled in an addiction program and have perfect attendance to get ONE dose of this.

Anonymous said...

Saving lives is always a good thing, this is a good step. I do have to say if you have someone in your family, as I have I did not have the patience for a siblings abuse, and very abusive lifestyle and behavior. I had to do for myself and my family to say NO MORE when you are truly ready come to me you are welcome,but I told her I will not be cussed and used as a stop over to see what is in the medicine cabinet, or what drugs I could give her when I had just been discharged from surgery & the hospital, no thought for my welfare "just give me". Tough love is hard remain true to what the right thing is, but leave the door open for a desire of REAL CHANGE. You cannot make them change only they can and GOD. God Bless and sincere good luck.

Anonymous said...

but you still can't get it until you can prove you have been trained in its administration.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
It's not a disease, Clay, it's a bad decision. Make it mandatory to be enrolled in an addiction program and have perfect attendance to get ONE dose of this.

June 14, 2017 at 7:20 PM

hogwash. it was a bad decision for you not to pay attention in classes and get educated. maybe it's not too late for you if you really apply yourself.

Anonymous said...

One more way to enable repeated use and overdoses.

Anonymous said...

And where do I go to get my free EpiPen? That can also save a life.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
One more way to enable repeated use and overdoses.

June 15, 2017 at 2:17 AM

so you would rather have them die?

Anonymous said...

718 you'll have to talk to good old capitalist drug companies for that! Although some are making low cost epipens, bless them.

Everyone remember that 720 is perfect and they never need any help if you see them on the side of the road. They just made a bad decision.

Anonymous said...

Yes I would rather them die. They are a drain on resources and will continue to be until they are dead.

Anonymous said...

They are putting the needle in their own arm. Not my problem.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Yes I would rather them die. They are a drain on resources and will continue to be until they are dead.

June 15, 2017 at 9:22 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
They are putting the needle in their own arm. Not my problem.

June 15, 2017 at 9:23 AM

I don't even know where to start with this guy. His ignorance just blows me away. It's a good thing most reasonable people do not think like this monk. Please forgive him, he knows not what he says, or anything else.

Joe, you recently asked if Wi. county was a banana republic, I think this guy just answered your question in the affirmative.

Anonymous said...

Do you need a hug? Do you need to go to your safe place? Stop coddling these miscreants and call it what it is.