As prices soar for heroin overdose-reversing drug, calls grow for cheaper access

From the Tribune:

When the American Medical Association annual meeting convenes in Chicago on Sunday, the powerful physicians’ lobby could push for government intervention to lower the price of the heroin overdose-reversing drug naloxone.

A resolution written by a Michigan doctor and three medical students notes the skyrocketing cost of the drug — a two-pack of auto-injecting syringes went from $690 in 2014 to more than $4,000 this year, while other forms of the drug have doubled in price — and calls on legislators and regulators to increase public access to affordable naloxone.

 

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