Naloxone is a safe medication that can reverse the effects of opioids. Pharmacists who dispense naloxone can play a critical role in reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdose in New York City.
The Department of Health has issued a citywide non-patient specific prescription or standing order. This authorizes all pharmacists and supervised pharmacy interns to dispense naloxone to anyone who requests it, without a patient-specific prescription.
Sign Up to Dispense Naloxone
To immediately access a signed copy of the standing order and to enroll your pharmacy in the reporting system, complete the New York City Pharmacy Naloxone Dispensing Agreement.
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Requirements for Participating Pharmacies
To dispense naloxone under the standing order, you must:
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Standing order prescriber information:
Prescriber: Ashwin Vasan, MD, PhD
Address: 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
License: Access the standing order.
Dispense two doses of naloxone and necessary devices for administration. Two naloxone products are currently authorized under the standing order:
The following records must be maintained by the pharmacy:
Quarterly dispensing reports must be submitted to the NYC Department of Health with the total number of units dispensed for each naloxone formulation/product.
Many insurance plans cover naloxone. Consider insurance coverage and patient preference when dispensing.
The Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP) is a State program that covers up to $40 of a patient’s co-pay for naloxone if they have prescription coverage. To bill under N-CAP, the pharmacy must be enrolled in the New York State AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).
Patients who cannot afford naloxone and are not eligible to use N-CAP can contact NYC Well for a referral to a free naloxone dispenser.