How to Get Naloxone from a Pharmacy

​1. Find a pharmacy that stoc​ks naloxone​ (updated 12/19/2016) PDF Version​

2. Calling the pharmacy ahead of time to make sure naloxone is in stock is recommended.
 
3. At the pharmacy, ask to speak to a pharmacist about naloxone. Have your prescription filled or get naloxone without a prescription under the statewide standing order.
NOTE: As of June 1, 2017, Maryland-licensed pharmacists may dispense naloxone to any individual under the statewide standing order. Training and certification under the Maryland Overdose Response Program is no longer required.
 
4. Individuals who get naloxone from a pharmacy are responsible for payment through their insurance, Maryland Medicaid, cash, or another method.


Important Information about Getting Naloxone from a Pharmacy

Will naloxone be in stock?

The pharmacies in the list above have been identified as currently stocking naloxone by the pharmacies’ corporate offices. Naloxone stock can vary, so calling ahead to make sure naloxone is in stock is recommended.
If naloxone is not currently in stock at any Maryland CVS, Walgreens, or Rite Aid store, it can be ordered and made available within the next business day. 

Do I need a prescription?

No. Anyone can get naloxone without a prescription under the statewide standing order. Contact a training location or check out the calendar to attend an Overdose Response Program training if desired. 
Pharmacy participation in the standing order may vary; ask to speak to a pharmacist about naloxone.
 
Which type of naloxone will I get?

The pharmacies in the list above may be able to provide any of the naloxone products currently available. However, Maryland CVS stores are no longer stocking Amphastar nasal naloxone. Those who request Amphastar may be offered another type of naloxone.
Your provider may write a prescription for a specific type of naloxone, or you may be able to ask for the product you want.