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Bill Would Require Ohio Pharmacists Be Educated About Naloxone Law

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Ohio law permits pharmacists to give the overdose drug Naloxone without a prescription to people who deal with those with an opioid use disorder. But one state lawmaker says many pharmacists are not doing that. Democratic Sen. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) is sponsoring a bill that would require the State Board of Pharmacy to educate pharmacists about… Read More

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Agreement Provides Ohio Rebates for Drug Overdose Antidote

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the manufacturer of a drug overdose antidote will provide rebates for public agencies buying the drug over the next year. California-based Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc. manufactures naloxone. DeWine had asked Amphastar for the rebates after the cost of supplies of the drug nearly doubled. Under the deal announced Wednesday, Amphastar… Read More

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Ohio Bill Would Expand Access To Drug Overdose Antidote

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An Ohio bill would expand the availability of a drug overdose antidote being used across the state to save addicts on the brink of death. The legislation is aimed at reducing the state’s record-high number of fatal overdoses from heroin and painkillers, now the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio, surpassing car crashes. The… Read More