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Naloxone: Guideline-based Recommendations for Opioid Patients in Outpatient Community Settings

Naloxone is considered to be one of several essential tools for the prevention of opioid overdose deaths.

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Naloxone: Guideline-based Recommendations for Opioid Patients in Outpatient Community Settings
by Suzanne Novak, MD, PhD

The purpose of this document is to thoroughly describe naloxone for opioid overdose reversal, including how it works, contemporary formulations and dosing (including approximate average cost range), and current efforts to increase drug availability in outpatient community settings. This is followed by a detailed discussion of targeted prescribing of naloxone in a community clinical setting, particularly to those patients prescribed opioids for legitimate pain control (both acute and chronic).

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