Overdose and Naloxone Information for Pharmacists and Prescribers

Naloxone available in Baltimore City without a special training or certificate

On June 1, 2017, Baltimore City Health Commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen signed a new Standing Order prescription for the overdose reversal medication naloxone that allows anyone to walk into a Baltimore City pharmacy and obtain naloxone without a special training or certificate.

Three ways to help

Baltimore City’s pharmacies are key partners in supporting efforts to ensure everyone can save a life with naloxone in Baltimore. Here are three ways to help:

  1. Keep a copy of the new Standing Order prescription in your pharmacy for easy reference.
  2. Ensure that anyone who comes into your pharmacy and requests naloxone receives it without needing additional documentation since it is now available without a special training or certificate card.
  3. Recommend to anyone receiving opioids that they also consider keeping naloxone on hand.

Resources for Pharmacists and Prescribers

  1. Standing Order Prescription
  2. Talking to Patients
  3. Provider FAQ
  4. Naloxone Flier