Naloxone Treatment Programs for Opioid Overdose

This report examines naloxone programs in various stages of development in three states and summarizes Medicaid coverage policies in ten states.

This report:

  • summarizes information on community overdose prevention programs using naloxone by examining three exemplary state programs designed to increase the availability and use of naloxone rescue kits.
  • reviews Medicaid coverage policies in 10 states for naloxone and highlight linkages between community overdose prevention programs and Medicaid policy.
  • reviews how state statutes regarding criminal and civil liability have changed to encourage the wider use of naloxone treatment for overdose.

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