Pennsylvania Physician General signs naloxone standing order for state residents

Pennsylvania Physician General Rachel Levine, MD, has signed a standing order that will expand access to naloxone for all patients in the commonwealth. The order specifically provides the authorization, indications and instructions for using naloxone. The order is available online, and according to Dr. Levine, should only be used when an individual cannot obtain a prescription from his or her physician. The Pennsylvania Medical Society provides more information about naloxone on its website, and you also can view more information about naloxone, including AMA support for standing orders, on the AMA opioids Web pages. For information about AMA model legislation to allow for standing orders in your state, email daniel.blaney-koen@ama-assn.org
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