- The prescription dosage for the patient is ≥ 90 mg Morphine Equivalent Daily Dose (MEDD).
- An opioid medication is prescribed concurrently with a prescription for a benzodiazepine.
- The patient presents with an increased risk for overdose, including a history of overdose, a history of substance use disorder, or a risk for returning to a high dose of opioid medication to which the patient is no longer tolerant.
The bill also requires a prescriber, consistent with the existing standard of care, to provide education on overdose prevention and the use of naloxone or other similar drug approved by the FDA to a patient and his or her designee or, if the patient is a minor, to the patient’s parent or guardian.
For additional information, providers may review the Naloxone page of the Medical Board of California website, which includes FAQsand the language in AB 2760. Providers may also review the December 2018 publication of The Scriptnewsletter on the California State Board of
Pharmacy website, which includes an article on page 11 titled “New law requires prescribers to offer prescription for naloxone with opioids.”
Post date: February 25, 2019