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- Prescriptions for naloxone, a drug that can reverse an opioid overdose, doubled from 2017 to 2018—according to the latest Vital Signs report.
- Despite progress, only 1 naloxone prescription is dispensed for every 70 high-dose opioid prescriptions; taking high-dose opioids increases the risk for overdose.
- States and communities can work with healthcare providers to expand naloxone access for at-risk patients and promote the benefits of prescribing, dispensing, and carrying naloxone pdf icon[PDF-2.5MB].
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