Fact Sheet

Legality of Dispensing and Administering Expired Naloxone in Texas

Fact SheetHarm Reduction Legal ProjectHarm Reduction Legal Project ResourcesOpioid Misuse and Overdose PreventionTexas

April 21, 2022
by Amy Lieberman and Corey Davis

In response to the ongoing opioid overdose crisis, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have modified their laws to increase access to naloxone, the standard first-line treatment for opioid overdose. While these laws have been successful in increasing access to this lifesaving medication, few explicitly address the legality of distributing and administering naloxone that is past its expiration date. These fact sheets discuss the efficacy of expired naloxone in Kentucky and Texas and whether the relative laws in each state permit the distribution and administration of such naloxone.

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Legality of Dispensing and Administering Expired Naloxone in Kentucky

Fact SheetHarm Reduction Legal ProjectHarm Reduction Legal Project ResourcesOpioid Misuse and Overdose PreventionKentucky

April 21, 2022
by Amy Lieberman and Corey Davis

In response to the ongoing opioid overdose crisis, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have modified their laws to increase access to naloxone, the standard first-line treatment for opioid overdose. While these laws have been successful in increasing access to this lifesaving medication, few explicitly address the legality of distributing and administering naloxone that is past its expiration date. These fact sheets discuss the efficacy of expired naloxone in Kentucky and Texas and whether the relative laws in each state permit the distribution and administration of such naloxone.

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Legality of Expired Naloxone in Missouri

Fact SheetHarm Reduction Legal ProjectHarm Reduction Legal Project ResourcesOpioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention

March 23, 2022

There are many reasons a person under the age of 18 may wish to obtain naloxone. Minors may be able to assist in the event of an overdose, either of another minor or an adult. Substance use disorders often develop in adolescence, and around 10% of overdoses nationally occur in youth and young adults below 26 years old. In 2020, 215 overdose deaths in Illinois occurred in individuals under age 25.

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Zoning Reform

Fact SheetHealthy and Affordable Housing

March 10, 2022
by Brianne Schell

The U.S. severely lacks affordable housing. Countless government and non-profit sponsored programs aiming to increase the supply of affordable housing have been established around the country (mortgage assistance programs, community land trusts, etc.), but for them to operate effectively, zoning laws must first allow the development of affordable housing units. This fact sheet examines various zoning reforms that might be used to achieve health equity through housing.

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Legality of Dispensing Naloxone to Minors in Illinois

Fact SheetHarm Reduction Legal ProjectHarm Reduction Legal Project ResourcesOpioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention

March 8, 2022

There are many reasons a person under the age of 18 may wish to obtain naloxone. Minors may be able to assist in the event of an overdose, either of another minor or an adult. Substance use disorders often develop in adolescence, and around 10% of overdoses nationally occur in youth and young adults below 26 years old. In 2020, 215 overdose deaths in Illinois occurred in individuals under age 25.

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