Direct dispensing of naloxone by pharmacists can cut opioid overdose deaths, study finds

The opioid antidote naloxone can reverse the effects of an overdoes if given to a person promptly and many states have approved rules to make the drug more widely available. A new study finds that allowing pharmacists to directly dispense the drug without a physician’s prescription can sharply reduce fatal opioid-related overdoses, while less-robust strategies had little effect on deaths.
Source: EurekaAlert,