Thanks to a new law, your healthcare provider can prescribe naloxone, a life saving medicine that reverses overdoses.
The Maine State Legislature recently passed a law that allows healthcare providers to prescribe naloxone to anyone who is in a position to reverse an opioid overdose. This includes family members, friends, and even bystanders. This is good news: if you think you might be in a situation where you could reverse an overdose, then you can ask your healthcare provider for a prescription. Naloxone typically comes in a kit and is administered in the nose or by injecting a pre-loaded syringe into the arm or leg. You can carry your naloxone kit at all times, so you are ready to help when it’s needed.
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Thank you Scott Gagnon and Alison Jones Webb.