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    How to Get Naloxone from a Pharmacy

    ​1. Find a pharmacy that stoc​ks naloxone​ (updated 12/19/2016) PDF Version​

    2. Calling the pharmacy ahead of time to make sure naloxone is in stock is recommended.
    3. At the pharmacy, ask to speak to a pharmacist about naloxone. Have your prescription filled or get naloxone without a prescription under the statewide standing order.
    NOTE: As of June 1, 2017, Maryland-licensed pharmacists may dispense naloxone to any individual under the statewide standing order. Training and certification under the Maryland Overdose Response Program is no longer required.
    4. Individuals who get naloxone from a pharmacy are responsible for payment through their insurance, Maryland Medicaid, cash, or another method.

    Important Information about Getting Naloxone from a Pharmacy

    Will naloxone be in stock?

    The pharmacies in the list above have been identified as currently stocking naloxone by the pharmacies’ corporate offices. Naloxone stock can vary, so calling ahead to make sure naloxone is in stock is recommended.
    If naloxone is not currently in stock at any Maryland CVS, Walgreens, or Rite Aid store, it can be ordered and made available within the next business day. 

    Do I need a prescription?

    No. Anyone can get naloxone from a pharmacy without an individual prescription under the statewide standing order. You can also get naloxone from an authorized Overdose Response Program that has an agreement with a licensed health care provider. Contact mdh.naloxone@maryland.gov to find an Overdose Response Program near you. Pharmacy participation in the standing order may vary; ask to speak to a pharmacist about naloxone.