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Naloxone – Provider Resources

Provider-focused resources on using naloxone, prescribing naloxone, and how to discuss naloxone with patients. 

Overview of Using Naloxone for Opioid Overdose

NIH Naloxone for Opioid Overdose: Life-Saving Science (PDF) or website

  • Learn about the life-saving science behind naloxone –how naloxone works, where it can be purchased, barriers and facilitators to prescribing naloxone and much more.

Preventing fatal opioid overdose among your patients 

  • Access this two-page handout to learn more on overdose prevention messages, assessing risk, and naloxone options.

How to Prescribe Naloxone for Your Patients

 

Auto-injector

  • Use this sample prescription to prescribe a naloxone auto-injector.

Intramuscular injectable naloxone

  • Use this sample prescription to prescribe intramuscular injectable naloxone.

Intranasal Spray

  • Use this sample prescription to prescribe intranasal spray naloxone.

Understanding Naloxone Administration in the Field

 

AMA: How to use naloxone (video)

  • Watch this video from the American Medical Association for step-by-step instructions on administering the different forms on naloxone.

Opioid Safety and Naloxone –Take A.C.T.I.O.N. and Save a Life

Access this handout for instructions on administering intranasal spray, EVZIO auto-injector, and intramuscular naloxone.

How to Talk to Your Patients About Prescribing Naloxone

 

Introduction to naloxone for people taking prescribed opioids

  • This video demonstrates how to introduce the topic of naloxone to people taking prescribed opioids.

Introduction to naloxone for people with injection drug use or opioid use disorders

  • This video demonstrates how to introduce the topic of naloxone to people with opioid use disorders.

Locate Pharmacies Approved to Dispense Naloxone in Michigan

 

Find pharmacies in Michigan approved to dispense naloxone

  • Download an excel spreadsheet listing all pharmacies approved to dispense naloxone in Michigan including their address.

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Interactive map

  • Access an interactive map showing pharmacies approved to dispense naloxone in Michigan.

Naloxone access card

  • Bring this card to any state registered pharmacy to get naloxone.

Naloxone Access & Overdose Good Samaritan Laws

 

Drug Overdose Immunity and Good Samaritan Laws

  • Learn about access to naloxone and immunity, nation Good Samaritan Laws, diversion, treatment, and criminal penalties.

Legal Interventions to Reduce Overdose Mortality: Naloxone Access and Overdose Good Samaritan Laws

  • Access a detailed overview of characteristics of state naloxone access laws and state overdose Good Samaritan laws in the U.S.

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