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CDC finds that too little naloxone is dispensed

Key clinical point: Despite increases, the rate of naloxone prescriptions dispensed per high-dose opioid prescription remains low.

Major finding: In 2018, one naloxone prescription was dispensed for every 69 high-dose opioid prescriptions.

Study details: A retrospective analysis of national retail pharmacy data collected during 2012-2018.

Disclosures: The authors disclosed no potential conflicts of interest.


Guy GP et al. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019 Aug 6.