Health Commissioner’s Standing Order Aims to Increase Access to Lifesaving Overdose Reversal Medication

The Indiana State Health Commissioner issued a new statewide standing order making it easier for individuals to obtain naloxone without a prescription.  Nonprofits, pharmacies, local health departments, addiction treatment facilities and correctional facilities can register with the state as naloxone dispensers using either the statewide standing order signed by the health commissioner or an order provided by another licensed prescriber.

“By getting naloxone into the hands of people across the state, we can save lives and help those struggling with addiction,” Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, MD, MPH stated.

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