Funeral directors in Maryland are increasingly concerned their employees could be exposed to opioids. That’s why some are stocking naloxone, the medication the reverses the effects of an overdose. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that funeral directors are calling themselves the “last ...Read More »
The Trump administration should invoke government authority to slash prices of a life-saving overdose drug or provide funding to expand access amid the coast-to-coast opioid epidemic, Baltimore’s health department and a national advocacy group said Thursday. America is in the ...Read More »
WESTMINSTER — Some library workers in Maryland are learning how to administer an opioid overdose antidote. The Baltimore Sun reports that library systems in Harford, Carroll and Anne Arundel counties have begun offering training to staff in administering naloxone, commonly known as ...Read More »
The Maryland Independent College and University Association and Adapt Pharma have reached an agreement to stock the pharma company’s Narcan nasal spray. The private colleges will each get eight doses of the drug, also known by its generic name naloxone. ...Read More »
Baltimore health officials say they are rationing their distribution of a drug used to counter opioid overdoses. The Baltimore Sun reports that the city is running low on the overdose reversal drug naloxone. City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen said ...Read More »
The drug Naloxone, often sold under the brand name Narcan, has become a critical tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic. But since the drug’s ability to counter overdoses became popularized in 2014, its price has more than doubled. ...
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Baltimore’s health commissioner says she will issue an order that will also pharmacists to give an antidote to opioids without a doctor’s prescription. Dr. Leana Wen said she will issue the standing order on Thursday the day a new law ...Read More »