Nearly 5700 Naloxone Orders Dispensed in Last Six Months - Over 1800 Through Standing Order
Mon, 26 Feb 2018 06:02:59 EST
State Officials say six months after a standing order for naloxone was authorized in Michigan, pharmacies have dispensed over 18-hundred (1,838) orders of the medication, 548 orders in the past three months.
Since May 2017, pharmacies have dispensed over 38-hundred (3,854) other orders of naloxone through prescriptions from physicians, over a thousand (1,040) in the last three months.
Michigan has seen a sharp increase in opioid-related deaths. From 1999 to 2016, over 7,300 people have died from an opioid overdose with more than 60 percent of those deaths occurring since 2010.
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