ARNPs United of Washington State

Using Pharmacies to Access Naloxone

Posted 11 months ago by Nancy Lawton

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Using Pharmacies to Access Naloxone

A guide for community-based agencies

In Washington State, most retail chain pharmacies and many independent pharmacies have a Collaborative Drug Therapy Agreement (CDTA) with an authorized prescriber that permits the pharmacy to prescribe naloxone directly to individuals without seeing a medical provider. Medicaid, Medicaid- managed care organizations, and most private health insurance plans also cover naloxone with no or low co-pays. This system provides an easy, low-cost way for community-based agencies to acquire naloxone for their clients.

Open the attached file to learn how to implement this system at your local pharmacy.