Talia Puzantian, PharmD, BCPP.Dr. Puzantian has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Naloxone, a rescue medication effective for reversing opioid overdoses, will soon be available in two generic forms for layperson use.
Naloxone nasal spray is the generic version of branded Narcan Nasal, which currently sells for $150 for two doses. The generic version will be much cheaper.
Naloxone auto-injector is the generic version of Evzio auto-injector. The Evzio product costs more than $4000 for two injections, whereas the new generic formulation will be available for $178.
Make sure your patients know about these generic, lower-cost products. You can prescribe them yourself, and in most states pharmacists can also prescribe and dispense this potentially life-saving medication.