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Pharmacists Slow to Dispense Lifesaving Overdose Reversal Drug

Costs, limited awareness and stigma all appear to be playing a part in naloxone not getting to those who need it. This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News. Gale Dunham, a pharmacist in Calistoga, Calif., knows the devastation the opioid epidemic has wrought, and she is glad the anti-overdose drug naloxone is becoming more accessible. But so far, Dunham said, she has not taken advantage of a California law that allows pharmacists to dispense the medication to patients without a doctor’s prescription.
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