Pharmacists who dispense naloxone can play a critical role in reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdose in New York City.
Pharmacies that sign up to dispense naloxone are required to sell the medication to anyone (of any age) who requests it. A doctor’s prescription is not required, and recipients do not need to provide a photo ID. Pharmacies that dispense naloxone are protected from liability under New York State law.
For more information, or to schedule a pharmacist education training, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign Up to Dispense Naloxone
If you would like to make naloxone available at your pharmacy:
Requirements for Participating Pharmacies
If your pharmacy receives a standing order to dispense naloxone, you must:
The standing order prescriber information is as follows:
Prescriber: Oxiris Barbot, MD
Address: 42-09 28th Street, 8th Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101
License: See authorized standing order
Three naloxone products are currently authorized under the standing order:
Pharmacies are not authorized to dispense the Evzio® Auto-injector under the standing order.
The Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP) is a State program that covers up to $40 of a patient’s co-pay for naloxone if they have prescription coverage. To be able to bill under N-CAP, the pharmacy must be enrolled in the New York State AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).
Naloxone must be dispensed and billed to anyone who requests it, regardless of who will be administered the medication.
Patients who cannot afford naloxone and are not eligible to use N-CAP can contact NYC Well for a referral to a free naloxone dispenser.