Study: Naloxone dispensing in Ohio increased over 2,000% since 2015


CINCINNATI — Obtaining naloxone without a prescription has made a “huge impact” in Ohio, according to researchers at the University of Cincinnati.

Since 2015, Ohio has seen a 2,328% increase in the number of naloxone prescriptions dispensed, according to a new study by UC pharmacy researchers.

Naloxone (also known by the brand name Narcan) reverses the effects of an opioid overdose by helping the person breathe again. It’s most commonly used in the form of a nasal spray.