Through a standing order issued by the Mississippi State Department of Health, pharmacists are now permitted to dispense by request the narcotic blocker naloxone. A prescription from a doctor or other medical practitioner is not required.
We urge you to read the Joint Press Release issued May 31, 2018:
To view or download the current Naloxone Statewide Standing Order beginning May 11, 2021:
Please follow these simple steps from Cheri Atwood, Mississippi Board of Pharmacy's Director of Compliance, to dispense:
- Maintain proof of completion of the Board-approved training program.
- Maintain a copy of the standing order.
- Reduce the standing order to a prescription (prescriber is the physician that issued the standing order) - fill and file the prescription as a legend drug.
- Provide proper counseling on the use of the medication.