Opioid Emergency Clears Supply Chain Security Impediments To Naloxone Distribution
The groups on the front lines of the opioid epidemic may not be physicians or pharmacists or drug wholesalers, but they are the ones that need to receive naloxone if it is to do any good. Latest US FDA guidance removes one of the impediments.
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