Surgeon General: More people should carry naloxone

The American Medical Association strongly endorsed the advisory, citing its recommendation that physicians co-prescribe naloxone for all patients at risk of overdosing on opioids.

“All forms of naloxone should be readily available and covered by insurance plans with minimal or no cost-sharing. The AMA looks forward to working closely with the Surgeon General’s Office to help bring an end to the epidemic of opioid overdose deaths,” Patrice Harris, chair of the AMA opioid task force, said in a statement.

The surgeon general cited research that naxolone access saves lives.

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