Journal article

Medicaid prescription limits and their implications for naloxone accessibility.

Andrew W Roberts, Kevin A Look, Grace Trull, Delesha M Carpenter

Drug Alcohol Depend | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Expanding access to and utilization of naloxone is a vitally important harm reduction strategy for preventing opioid overdose deaths, particularly in vulnerable populations like Medicaid beneficiaries. The objective of this study was to characterize the landscape of monthly prescription fill limit policies in Medicaid programs and their potential implications for expanding naloxone use for opioid overdose harm reduction. METHODS: A cross-sectional, multi-modal online and telephonic data collection strategy was used to identify and describe the presence and characteristics of monthly prescription fill limit policies across state Medicaid programs. Contextual characteristics were d..

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