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Pharmacists Could Inject More Anti-Addiction Meds, Under House-Approved Bill

Friday, February 14, 2020 | 205 | 0 | 39 min read

The Ohio House took another step toward limiting the effects of addiction Wednesday, approving a bill that would let pharmacists inject patients with anti-addiction medication. Current law allows certain pharmacists to administer opioid antagonist drugs, such as naloxone, if prescribed by a physician who has an ongoing relationship with the patient. Ohio is one of the few states that allow the practice, experts said. House Bill 341 would extend that rule to other types of addiction-treatment drugs, including long-acting medications. The bill, which passed the House by a vote of 96-0, a...

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