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.