02.01.16 The New Orleans Health Department issued a public health advisory
regarding a recent spike in heroin/opiate overdoses. As part of the
action plan, they have issued a standing prescription order for anyone who
would like to obtain intranasal naloxone (Narcan). Best-practice
recommendations are for any user, or roommate, family member, or close contact
of a user to keep naloxone on-hand and be trained in proper usage. With
the issuing of this standing order intranasal naloxone can be obtained by any
interested party without a separate prescription. For more information click here.