Naloxone Prescribing for Pharmacists
Pharmacists can now prescribe Naloxone as a vital link in preventing over-dose deaths from heroin and other illegal and illicit narcotics – alone or in combination with other drugs and / or alcohol.
What does the pharmacist need to do?
FIRST: Review the rule at https://www.nodakpharmacy.com/pdfs/61-04-12.pdf.
SECOND: Take one of the available training programs:
- Pharmacist Letter: accessible to any NDSU preceptor or via a subscription to Pharmacists Letter:
- Boston College and SAMHSA Program:
- College of Psychiatric & Neurologic Pharmacists:
- California Society of Addiction Medicine:
- Prescribe to Prevent Videos for Pharmacists, Prescribers and Patients:
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration SAMSHA:
THIRD: Click here to sign up as a trained pharmacist, which will let the public find you and your pharmacy, when needing a prescription.
FOURTH: Get busy taking care of patients: You can be the prescriber so your name goes, as a mid-level, on the prescription. You can always work with a practitioner under a collaborative agreement and in that case that person’s name goes on the prescription. Payment depends on the payer and whether the prescription is for the at risk individual or another party.
Phone App for Patients:
Indian Health Services Created:
- Pharmacist Prescribed Naloxone Rescue Kit – Informed Consent Form
- Naloxone First Responder Competency Document
NDSU School of Pharmacy Resources: