How to Get Naloxone

1.    Find a pharmacy that stocks naloxone (clickfor map of Howard County)
2.     Call the pharmacy ahead of time to make sure naloxone is in stock is recommended.

3.     At the pharmacy, ask to speak to a pharmacist about naloxone. Have your prescription filled.
4.     Individuals who get naloxone from a pharmacy are responsible for payment through their insurance, Maryland Medicaid, cash, or another method. 

Important Information about Getting Naloxone from a Pharmacy
 
Will naloxone be in stock?
 The pharmacies in the list above have been identified as currently stocking naloxone by the pharmacies’ corporate offices. Naloxone stock can vary, so calling ahead to make sure naloxone is in stock is recommended.
 If naloxone is not currently in stock at any Maryland CVS, Walgreens, or Rite Aid store, it can be ordered and made available within the next business day.
 
Do I need a prescription?

 No. A Standing Order is in place, so no prescription is necessary
Pharmacy participation in the standing order may vary; ask to speak to a pharmacist about naloxone.

 Which type of naloxone will I get?
 The pharmacies in the list above may be able to provide any of the naloxone products currently available.
 However, Maryland CVS stores are no longer stocking Amphastar nasal naloxone. Those who request Amphastar may be offered another type of naloxone.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

The Maryland Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) was created to support providers and their patients with the safe and effective use of prescription drugs. The PDMP is part of Maryland's response to the epidemic opioid addiction and overdose deaths.

Beginning October 1, 2016, practitioners authorized to prescribe Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) in Maryland must be registered with the PDMP prior to obtaining a new or renewal State CDS Registration by July 1, 2017, whichever occurs sooner. This applies to physicians, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, dentists, podiatrists and veterinarians. This  mandate does not apply to nurses.

For more information, visit the Maryland Prescription Drug Monitoring page.


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