The guide provides information on the following patient selection, how naloxone is supplied, prescribing and dispensing, acquisition and reimbursement, storage, and supporting laws and regulations. It also addresses frequently asked questions.
“Opioid use disorder and opioid overdose are enormous issues in the United States,” DiPaula said. “Many of these patients start by receiving narcotics for pain management. However, they eventually become addicted. It is important for managed care and hospital formulary managers to understand about preventions as well as signs of opioid overdose and proper treatment as many of their patients may be at risk.”