Clients were asked by POINT staff to give feedback about their experience using naloxone
And with the new arena came new marketing opportunities, apparently--the price of naloxone
doubled about a year ago.
This service also includes a private consultation with the pharmacist or pharmacy technician to determine the patient's eligibility, training on naloxone
administration and expectations and, when appropriate, notification to the patient's primary care provider.
"One could only hope that this extraordinary increase in prescribing of naloxone
is contributing to that stabilization or even decline of the crisis," Katherine Keyes, a Columbia University drug abuse expert, said.
"Comprehensively addressing the opioid overdose epidemic will require efforts to improve naloxone
access and distribution in tandem with efforts to prevent initiation of opioid misuse, improve opioid prescribing, implement harm reduction strategies, promote linkage to medications for opioid use disorder treatment, and enhance public health and public safety partnerships," the authors write.
There are currently three primary naloxone
delivery systems (injection, auto-injection, and intranasal).
Lee's team has built a wearable device designed to detect when a person's respiration rate decreases to a certain level converted from electrocardiography (EKG) signals and then release naloxone
, which blocks the opioid from binding to brain receptors.
Gold, MD, called improving access to naloxone
the "single most important and impactful initiative to save lives and give people with opioid use disorders a second chance at treatment.
In 2015/16, our first full year of delivering naloxone
in Birmingham, we distributed 179 naloxone
- The US Food and Drug Administration has accepted for review the company's New Drug Application for its higher naloxone
injection product candidate for the treatment of opioid overdose, US-based Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Following the forum, opioid overdose prevention training using Naloxone
will be held at no charge for registered individuals.