Insufficient Access: Naloxone Availability to Laypeople in Arizona and Indiana, 2018

Beth E. Meyerson, Taylor J. Moehling, Jon D. Agley, Haley B. Coles, Justin Phillips

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To understand naloxone availability to laypeople in Arizona (Ariz.) and Indiana (Ind.). METHODS: Multi-source search conducted from May-December 2018 identifi ed the extent of naloxone availability to laypeople. Internet searches, email follow up, and phone interviews occurred with registered naloxone providers. RESULTS: Th ere were 89 naloxone providers in each state. Laypeople were ineligible for access for over half of registered naloxone providers in Ariz. (60.7%) and Ind. (55.1%). Naloxone access was mostly (67.4%) passive in Ariz. but was actively distributed in Ind. (67.4%). Syringe service programs (SSP) were the most frequently identifi ed providers of naloxone to laypeople in Ariz. (20.0%). In Ind., local health departments were most frequently identifi ed as layperson naloxone providers (75.0%). CONCLUSIONS: Less than half of registered naloxone providers allowed layperson access in Arizona and Indiana. Th e lack of layperson access highlights the need to review organization practice and state policy to ensure increased layperson access.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)819-829
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of health care for the poor and underserved
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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