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South Carolina Naloxone Distribution Information
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Targeted naloxone distribution has been identified by the CDC as an evidence-based strategy to prevent opioid overdose.
In 2022, SC state law was amended to say that: “A hospital, by and through a health care provider employed by the hospital, may distribute an opioid antidote to: (1) a person at risk of experiencing an opiate-related overdose; or (2) a caregiver of a person at risk of experiencing an opiate-related overdose.” (Section 44-130-75).
To combat opioid overdoses, SC hospitals can prescribe and encourage acceptance of naloxone for any patient given an opioid prescription or with a history of substance use. Naloxone Saves SC contains South Carolina information about naloxone and where to get it.