Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

OPIOD PRESECRIPTIONS MUST HAVE A SECOND PRESCRIPTION THAT CAN REVERSE POSSIBLE OVERDOSES IN NM

Santa Fe (KSMX)- New Mexico is requiring that many opioid prescriptions for pain relief come with a second prescription that can reverse possible overdoses. A law that went into effect this month requires co-prescriptions of opioid overdose-reversal medication to accompany any opioid prescription that last five days or more.

According to the Associated Press, Lindsay LaSalle of the Drug Policy Alliance said Tuesday the law may save lives by increasing distribution of overdose-reversal medications that are unfamiliar to many people.

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