IU research finds many Indiana pharmacists are not dispensing naloxone
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal medication, can save lives, as reflected by the U.S. surgeon general's recent advisory that Americans carry it and know how to use. But in Indiana, only one in four pharmacists have actually dispensed the medication, an Indiana University study found.
Researchers at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington's Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention and the Institute for Research on Addictive Behaviorinvestigated the role of Indiana community pharmacies in naloxone access and found that while 58 percent of pharmacies stocked naloxone and 48 percent of pharmacists were comfortable dispensing it, only 24 percent of pharmacists had actually dispensed the medication. You can read the Full Article Here.