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CDC: Too Little Naloxone Being Dispensed - One Drug Dispensed for Every 69 High-dose Opioid Prescriptions

Even though prescriptions of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone soared 106% in one year, the drug still isn't being dispensed often enough, a CDC analysis concluded.

Only one naloxone prescription was dispensed for every 69 high-dose opioid prescriptions in 2018, reported Gery Guy, Jr., PhD, of the agency's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and co-authors in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.


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