Scammers, Fraudsters Capitalize on Opioid Addiction TreatmentA lack of national standards and less than optimal oversight of many inpatient, opioid addiction rehabilitation programs is raising questions about the level of services, personnel, and quality of care many patients are receiving.
Rite Aid, Albertsons Expand Naloxone AccessRite Aid and Albertsons expand naloxone Access, hoping to curb the opioid epidemic.
Quit stigmatizing naloxoneEpinephrine saves lives. So does naloxone. Why are they regarded differently?
Pharmacists should get training in naloxone use nowPharmacists are the most accessible healthcare resource. Once trained in naloxone use, we can train our patients in all aspects of opioid use. This will make a difference.
Combating the growing opioid epidemic with the “rescue shot”The movement to get naloxone into the hands of first responders, drug users, and their family members has found increasing support in state legislatures.
First nasal spray helps with drug overdosesManufactured by Adapt Pharma, Narcan is the first FDA-approved nasal spray version of naloxone hydrochloride, a life-saving medication that can stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Up until now, naloxone has only been available in an injectable form.