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:
- Keep a copy of the new Standing Order prescription in your pharmacy for easy reference.
- 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.
- Recommend to anyone receiving opioids that they also consider keeping naloxone on hand.