Information for Pharmacists
Standing Order for Naloxone Dispensing by Pharmacies
The statewide standing order issued by Dr. Laura Herrera Scott, MD, MPH, Secretary, Maryland Department of Health (MDH), allows all Maryland licensed pharmacists to dispense naloxone, including any necessary supplies for administration, to any individual.
The standing order was updated on March 23, 2023 and is effective until June 30, 2024, at which time a new order will be issued.
Request a Copy of the Standing Order
A faxed copy of the standing order meets the Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program’s requirements for tamper resistant prescriptions. Request a faxed copy
Learn How to Use Naloxone.
What if a Customer Cannot Afford Naloxone?
If a customer cannot afford naloxone or related co-pays and/or doesn’t want to use insurance coverage, please refer them to one of our
Overdose Response Programs where they can obtain a naloxone kit free of charge.
For questions about naloxone or the statewide standing order, please email