Naloxone Statewide Standing Order
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.
To view or download the current Naloxone Statewide Standing Order beginning May 05, 2023:
Please follow these simple steps 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.
MBP Naloxone Training
Mississippi Code Annotated Section 41-29-319 authorizes a pharmacist to dispense an opioid antagonist pursuant to a Standing Order to a person in the State of Mississippi who is at risk of experiencing an opioid related overdose or to a family member, friend or other person in a position to assist such person at risk of experiencing an opioid related overdose. The law provides that prior to dispensing an opioid antagonist pursuant to a Standing Order, a pharmacist shall complete the applicable training as required by law or regulation.
The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy has approved specific training as required by law. This training is the official training that must be completed even if you have received training from another source. A certificate of completion of the training will be available for printing when the training is completed, and you should keep a copy of this certificate for your records. This training is only for pharmacists that dispense an opioid antagonist pursuant to a standing order.
The Board approved training for Pharmacist can be accessed by following the attached link.