Statewide Standing Order - Naloxone


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Pursuant to a 2016 Iowa law, Iowa pharmacists may dispense naloxone by a standing order to an individual at risk of an opioid-related overdose or to a person who may be in a position to assist an individual at risk of an opioid-related overdose. Dr. Robert Kruse, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the Department of Health and Human Services, has authorized a statewide standing order that is available to all Iowa pharmacists who have met the required training criteria.

With the implementation of the board's statewide protocol, pharmacies will have yet another option to provide naloxone to the public. However, it does not take the place of the statewide standing order issued by Dr. Kruse.

Pharmacies participating in Naloxone distribution

To get your pharmacy participating:

NARCAN® Dispensing Program Memorandum
NARCAN® Dispensing Program Frequently Asked Questions