PBA Health: Authorized to Prescribe: A Look at Pharmacists’ Role with Opioid Overdose Reversal Drugs

PBA Health: Authorized to Prescribe: A Look at Pharmacists’ Role with Opioid Overdose Reversal Drugs

9/15/16

Working to combat a national opioid epidemic in full force, states are increasingly authorizing pharmacists to prescribe opioid overdose reversal agents.

“While some states have taken action to restrict access to prescription narcotics—prescription drug monitoring programs, limits on days supply that can be dispensed, encouragement of the use of abuse deterrent formulations—others are looking to increase access to life-saving opioid reversal agents,” said Krystalyn Weaver, Pharm.D., R.Ph., vice president of policy and operations at the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA).... [Read more at PBA Health]