In April 2015, Colorado passed a new law, Senate Bill 15-053, expanding access to the life-saving drug naloxone, which is used to reverse overdoses to narcotic drugs, such as certain prescription medications and heroin. As a result of the new law, a physician — or any medical professional with prescriptive authority— can write a standing order for naloxone that can be dispensed by other designated individuals (such as pharmacists and harm reduction organizations. More information can be found at Intranasal Naloxone.
Dr. Moore and his staff believe that patients suffering from opiate addiction who are untreated or who are in recovery but have a high risk of relapse should have easy access to intranasal naloxone. Our high risk patients are given a prescription for this life-saving medication and given instructions on how to use it.