Pharmacy technicians can now prescribe naloxone

BOISE — Albertsons locations in Boise are the first in Idaho to train pharmacy technicians to prescribe naloxone, the drug which can reverse the effects of opioids and stop an overdose from occurring in a matter of minutes.

The new law, which goes into effect today (July 1), expands to include pharmacy techs with authority to prescribe the life-saving drug, which previously only pharmacists, physicians and nurse practitioners could do.

 

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