California Takes Steps To Increase Access To Anti-Overdose Medication

The California Department of Public Health issued a standing order for naloxone in a move geared toward helping parts of the state where there are physician shortages and treatment facilities often struggle to find a doctor who will write a standing order for the medication. News on the crisis comes out of Kansas and Minnesota as well.

San Francisco Chronicle: California Orders Opioid Overdose Antidote Naloxone Available Without Prescription

The California Department of Public Health on Thursday issued a statewide standing order for naloxone, the emergency antidote that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.

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