Pennsylvania Extends Naloxone Standing Order to Combat Opioid Overdose Deaths

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf’s administration announced the expansion of Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson’s naloxone standing order to include a form of eight milligrams (mg) naloxone nasal spray. Members of the public can print a copy of the standing order and present it at their local pharmacy to obtain life-saving naloxone. Last year, the FDA approved the higher dosage of naloxone nasal spray to reverse an opioid overdose. The FDA had previously approved two mg and four mg naloxone nasal spray products. The Department of Health recently revised Pennsylvania’s naloxone training video, available through Train PA, to include updated overdose death statistics and information on administering naloxone. To watch the training, you must create an account through Train PA. Learn more about the Wolf Administration’s efforts in combatting the overdose crisis