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California Pharmacists Can Soon Dispense Opioid Overdose Antidote Without Prescriptions
Pharmacy Times

A new California law will allow pharmacists throughout the state to dispense the opioid overdose reversal drug, naloxone (Narcan), without a prescription. Beginning January 1, 2015, California pharmacists can furnish naloxone to family members of patients at risk for overdose, those who might be in contact with an individual at risk for overdose, or anyone who requests the drug. Dispensing is pursuant to guidelines developed by the state’s boards of pharmacy and medicine.