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The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) is pleased to provide NALOXONE ACCESS: A Practical Guideline for Pharmacists. This guide is designed to educate pharmacists on naloxone use and administration with the goal of providing increased patient access to this life-saving medication for opioid overdose. Within this guide, pharmacists will gain information on the following:

  • Patient Selection
  • How Naloxone is Supplied
  • Prescribing and Dispensing
  • Acquisition and Reimbursement
  • Storage
  • Supporting Laws and Regulations
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Patient Information Sheets for both Intranasal and Intramuscular Administration of Naloxone

CPNP expresses special thanks to the Substance Abuse Task Force who authored this paper:

  • Mary C. Borovicka, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS, Associate Professor, University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cleveland, OH
  • Bethany A. DiPaula, PharmD, BCPP, Associate Professor/Director of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Sykesville, MD
  • James J. Gasper, PharmD, BCPP, Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Pharmacist, California Department of Health Care Services, Sacramento, CA
  • Jeff Gold, PharmD, BCPP, Director, PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency, Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center – ECHCS, Denver, CO
  • Julie C. Kissack, PharmD, BCPP, FCCP, Professor and Chair/Pharmacy Practice, Harding University College of Pharmacy, Searcy, AR
  • Raymond C. Love, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP, Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  • Sarah T. Melton, PharmD, BCPP, CGP, BCACP, FASCP, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Gatton College of Pharmacy, Johnson City, TN
  • Talia Puzantian, PharmD, BCPP, Clinical Psychopharmacology Consultant, Private Practice, Glendale, CA
  • Mark E. Schneiderhan, PharmD, BCPP, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota - Duluth, College of Pharmacy, Duluth, MN
  • Christopher Stock, PharmD, BCPP, Investigator, George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT

The full press release on the publishing of the naloxone guide is available here.

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