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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Limited over-the counter access to overdose drug in Washakie County

WORLAND – Thanks to a bill passed by the Wyoming State Senate in March, pharmacists across the state are able to prescribe an opiate antagonist (Naloxone, known commonly as Narcan) to counteract the effects of an individual opiate overdose.

 

November 29, 2017

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WORLAND – Thanks to a bill passed by the Wyoming State Senate in March, pharmacists across the state are able to prescribe an opiate antagonist (Naloxone, known commonly as Narcan) to counteract the effects of an individual opiate overdose.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 64,000 people died from opiate-related overdoses in 2016, and while national pharmacies such as Walgreens and CVS have made Narcan more readily available to combat overdoses, the availability of the drug in Washakie County is limited.

Ambulance services in the county routinely use the medication, and h...



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