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Does your pharmacy sell naloxone? Adding your pharmacy to a public list of naloxone providers

Naloxone is a life-saving drug that has reversed thousands of overdoses in Canada. Access to Naloxone is critical to preserving the lives of hundreds of Manitobans and your pharmacy has a role to play.

In the interest of community and patient safety and access to care, the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) asks that pharmacy managers declare and make public, if appropriate, the naloxone products that are available for sale in their pharmacies.

If your pharmacy sells injectable naloxone and/or naloxone nasal spray, CPhM invites you to declare the products you have for sale using your Pharmacy Portal. If you wish, you can also choose to have your declaration made public through the Pharmacy Public Register. This will help community members and service providers to find naloxone products.

One key point to remember if you choose to make your declaration:

CPhM does not monitor or audit naloxone declarations on a regular basis. It is the pharmacy manager’s responsibility to keep their listing up to date, so it’s important that there is a documented plan in place to change the declaration should the pharmacy no-longer sell naloxone.

You can declare the naloxone products your pharmacy sells (and choose to publicise this information) using the following steps:

  1. Log into your Pharmacy Portal.
  2. Click Update Pharmacy Information – Naloxone Sale Declaration.
  3. Scroll down to the Naloxone Sale Declaration section and make your sale declaration and your publication preference.
  4. Click Save.

Once you have completed these steps, the Pharmacy Public Register will automatically be updated to display the naloxone products your pharmacy sells. The Pharmacy Public Register will default to display ‘no,’ indicating your pharmacy does not sell these products, if you choose not to make a declaration.

A listing of service providers that offer free injectable naloxone kits is still available through Street Connections. If your pharmacy would like to participate in the Take-Home Naloxone Distribution Program to distribute free naloxone to the public, please visit: https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/naloxone.html

For additional resources to support pharmacy staff and patients during the sale or administration of naloxone, please see the Naloxone category of the cphm.ca Resource Library.