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Standing order for Naloxone has potential to save countless lives

Release Date: August 26, 2016
Contact: Kendi Parvin - 608.442.3748 kendi.parvin@wismed.org

Statement attributable to Donn Dexter, MD, Wisconsin Medical Society chief medical officer

“The Wisconsin Medical Society applauds Governor Walker’s decision to create a statewide standing order for naloxone.

“As physicians, far too often we see the devastating impact of heroin and other opioids on our patients and their loved ones. By making naloxone more readily available to individuals at-risk for heroin overdose or those close to them, today’s action has the potential to save countless lives. It’s another step in the right direction as we all work to address this public health crisis.”

For information about the statewide standing order for naloxone, visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.