Naloxone in New Hampshire

This booklet describes ways people can access naloxone in New Hampshire.New publication:

This new publication, released in January 2017, describes the ways individuals can access the naloxone. Read Naloxone in New Hampshire now.

In 2015 the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS), in collaboration with Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services, began a distribution and training campaign for naloxone, a medication used to reverse an opioid overdose.

That year DHHS purchased 6,000 naloxone kits for at-risk individuals and their friends and loved ones who did not have the means to pay for naloxone free of charge and were distributed through the state’s 10 community health centers, three additional clinics, and regional community events held by the state’s Regional Public Health Networks.

That same year, the legislature passed a law establishing standing orders, making the life-saving medication available without a prescription at many New Hampshire pharmacies.

A similar training and distribution campaign is underway for 2016. There are currently four ways for you, as a New Hampshire resident, to get naloxone kits for yourself or someone you care about:

  1. Your primary care physician can write a prescription for naloxone that you must purchase at a pharmacy.  Read the NH Board of Pharmacy’s list of every pharmacy in the New Hampshire.

2. You can buy naloxone at a pharmacy with standing orders, which sells the medication without a prescription. Consult the Anyone. Anytime pharmacy page, that has a list of every NH pharmacy with standing orders for naloxone.

3. You may receive free kits if you are a client of a state-contracted-health center or treatment provider, at risk for opioid overdose and don’t have insurance that covers the cost or cannot afford to purchase naloxone. Review the list of community health centers in NH with free naloxone kits.

4. You may attend an event held by your Regional Public Health Network, where the state’s free naloxone kits are distributed. Visit the Anyone. Anytime. Naloxone Events page for details.