Physicians can play an important role in reducing the number of opioid overdose deaths by prescribing naloxone (sold as Narcan, Evzio or others.) New Jersey’s Overdose Protection Act allows for healthcare professionals to prescribe or dispense naloxone or similarly acting drugs to patients who may be in danger of overdosing. The law also allows for “third party prescribing” to others who, in the prescriber’s judgment, may be in a position to assist another individual during an overdose. The NJ . . .
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