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High Out-Of-Pocket Costs May Be a Barrier to Filling Naloxone Prescriptions

June 13, 2024

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5-15 mins
Hands Red Bag Medication Naloxone

As the opioid epidemic grows increasingly more dangerous, the ability of patients to fulfill their prescriptions for naloxone, an opioid antagonist that can reverse overdose, has never been more important. However, a new U-M study shows patients are less likely to fill prescriptions for naloxone when they face out-of-pocket costs. In this article from the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, study lead author and professor from the U-M Medical School and School of Public Health, Kao-Ping Chua, Ph.D., M.D., comments on the study’s findings.

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