|January 28, 2019
New Moves by FDA Could Increase Naloxone Access
One of the most complicated steps in moving a drug from prescription to over-the-counter (OTC) availability is the creation of a medication label that can be easily understood by consumers so that they do not need the advice of a physician about whether, when and how to take the medication. The AMA praised a recent announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it has developed such a label for naloxone—the medication that can prevent opioid overdose deaths by reversing opioid-induced respiratory depression.
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