Law requires overdose reversal drugs to combat opioid crisis

A new law requires prescribers of pain-relieving opioids to also offer a prescription for the opioid overdose reversal drug, naloxone, to highrisk patients.
AB 2760 was passed overwhelmingly by the California Legislature and signed into law in late 2018 by Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
According to the Pain Physician Journal, accidental opioid overdoses account for about 80 percent of all opioid emergencies and 83 percent of prescription opioid-related deaths are unintended or accidental. While anyo...

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