New Information on Naloxone Prescribing in NH

New Hampshire HB 271, an act relative to possession and administration of an opioid antagonist for opioid-related overdoses went into effect on June 2, 2015.

This means that New Hampshire physicians can now prescribe, dispense or distribute naloxone not only to patients at risk for opioid overdose, but also to family members or friends concerned about risk of overdoese in a loved one who is not a patient of the physician.

For detailed information on naloxone and naloxone prescribing, please refer to: http://prescribetoprevent.org.

Click here for an article by Seddon Savage, MD, on what you need to know about the new law.

You may also want to review the NH Opioid Prescribing Resource page.