Expanding access to naloxone

Edward M. DeSimone, Jennifer A. Tilleman, Kelsey A. Kaku, Chace T. Erickson

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Abstract

The United States is experiencing a growing opioid epidemic. Deaths from overdoses of prescription pain relievers, especially opioids, have risen dramatically over the last few years. Naloxone has been available for almost 50 years as an antidote to opioid overdose, and it has taken on an increased role in saving lives. A variety of dosage forms, including a nasal spray and a self-injector that verbally instructs the user about proper administration, are available. Every state has enacted new laws to increase naloxone availability. Pharmacists can monitor patient use, counsel patients about the addiction potential of opioids, and make naloxone more accessible to opioid users and caregivers in their practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages16-20
Number of pages5
Volume43
No3
Specialist publicationU.S. Pharmacist
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

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Naloxone
Opioid Analgesics
Nasal Sprays
Antidotes
Dosage Forms
Pharmacists
Caregivers
Prescriptions
Availability
Pain

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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DeSimone, E. M., Tilleman, J. A., Kaku, K. A., & Erickson, C. T. (2018). Expanding access to naloxone. U.S. Pharmacist, 43(3), 16-20.

Expanding access to naloxone. / DeSimone, Edward M.; Tilleman, Jennifer A.; Kaku, Kelsey A.; Erickson, Chace T.

In: U.S. Pharmacist, Vol. 43, No. 3, 01.03.2018, p. 16-20.

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DeSimone, EM, Tilleman, JA, Kaku, KA & Erickson, CT 2018, 'Expanding access to naloxone' U.S. Pharmacist, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 16-20.
DeSimone EM, Tilleman JA, Kaku KA, Erickson CT. Expanding access to naloxone. U.S. Pharmacist. 2018 Mar 1;43(3):16-20.
DeSimone, Edward M. ; Tilleman, Jennifer A. ; Kaku, Kelsey A. ; Erickson, Chace T. / Expanding access to naloxone. In: U.S. Pharmacist. 2018 ; Vol. 43, No. 3. pp. 16-20.
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