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Reminder: re-order more Take Home Naloxone (THN) kits as you dispense them

March 9, 2016

The purpose of the Take Home Naloxone (THN) Kit program is to disseminate kits to as many at risk individuals as possible. There is no need to limit or restrict access to THN kits if a patient has a valid prescription, regardless of whether or not they are a regular customer of the pharmacy.

Pharmacists are reminded that they can re-order more kitsas many times as they need to, in order to ensure patients are able to have their prescription filled for a THN kit. Pharmacies are advised that ample kits are available from McKesson and can be obtained through existing re-order processes, often resulting in next day and in some circumstances even same day delivery. Patients should not be charged for THN kits dispensed as part of the THN program. 

Currently over 400 pharmacies are registered to participate in the THN program. To register your pharmacy and learn more about the program, please visit the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA) website.