Public Health Alert

Statewide Standing Order for Distribution of Naloxone and Other Opiod Antagonists

Dr. Rebekah Gee, MD, MPH, Secretary of Louisiana Department of Health has signed and issued a statewide standing order authorizing pharmacists to distribute naloxone or other opioid antagonists to anyone who wants to keep the drug available to assist any person suffering an opioid overdose event.  This statewide order is valid for any Louisiana-licensed pharmacy dispensing or distributing the opioid antagonist to any Louisiana resident.  This order will expire on January 23, 2018.  A copy of the standing order is available here .

For the Board:
Malcolm J Broussard
Executive Director