CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report
Wide variation in naloxone prescribing and dispensing persists across the U.S.: What can pharmacists and other healthcare providers do to ensure naloxone is available when needed?
Embargoed Until: Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 1:00 p.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
From 2017 to 2018, the number of high-dose opioid prescriptions decreased and naloxone prescriptions increased. However, despite progress, only one naloxone prescription was dispensed for every 70 high-dose opioid prescriptions nationwide.
Anne Schuchat, MD, Principal Deputy Director, CDC
Gery Guy, Lead Author of Study and Economist, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
Tuesday, August 6, at 12:00 p.m. ET
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