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Pew Charitable Trusts publish issue brief on access to naloxone

The Pew Charitable Trusts recently published an issue brief regarding access to naloxone. The brief notes that all States have enacted at least one law that expands access to naloxone, however the scope of these laws differ and not all are successful in ensuring that individuals at risk of overdose receive the medication. The brief examines approaches policymakers can take to make naloxone widely available, including increasing traditional prescriptions for naloxone; removing the need for individual prescriptions; allowing and equipping law enforcement officers to carry and administer naloxone; providing the medication to individuals at risk of overdose who are leaving hospital, treatment, or corrections settings; increasing community distribution; and reducing costs for individuals and State governments.

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