In June 2015, Governor Hassan signed (House Bills 270 & 271) into law allowing family members and friends of those at risk for opioid overdose to carry Naloxone.
Naloxone is indicated for the reversal of opioid overdose induced by natural or synthetic opioids in the setting of respiratory depression or unresponsiveness. It should not be given to anyone known to be hypersensitive to naloxone hydrochloride. It may be delivered intranasally with a mucosal atomizer device or intramuscularly with a needle.
Providers can write a prescription for any individual which then can be filled at a pharmacy. Check with pharmacies on availability.
Please note: Co-pays may apply depending on health insurance plans. Some pharmacies can dispense Naloxone without requiring a prescription. Call a pharmacy ahead to inquire if a prescription is needed.