Naloxone Availability

The LDH Office of Behavioral Health will be ordering for distribution free nasal-spray naloxone kits.  As there will be a limited number of kits purchased, priority is given to the following groups:  1) Local Human Services Districts/Authorities based on need; and 2) Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) for distribution to their at-risk clients and families.

The LDH Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is distributing free auto-injector naloxone kits to EMS departments statewide.  For more information, contact Bob Brankline at Bob.Brankline@la.gov. Individual requests are may to EMS and OPH will be tracking distribution at point of administration. .   Thedonation was made available through the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to first-responders across the state in an effort to reduce the number overdoses from opioid abuse.  It also included 2,000 voice-activated training devices.

The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office is offering is making single draw-down doses of naloxone available to first responders who request them. Once requesting agencies submit a brief application to the Louisiana Department of Justice (LADOJ), they will receive a voucher or vouchers which can be redeemed for naloxone at ten identified independent pharmacies statewide.   The naloxone will come at no cost to the agency itself.  For more information, contact Monica Taylor at TaylorM@ag.louisiana.gov