Effect of state law allowing pharmacists to dispense naloxone without prescription

January 31, 2020

What The Study Did: Naloxone is a medication used to reverse an opioid overdose, and this study looked at how an Ohio law that allowed pharmacists to dispense naloxone without a prescription was associated with dispensing rates.

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Authors: Pamela C. Heaton, Ph.D., of the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, is the corresponding author.

(10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.20310)

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