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Network Matters
News and Information for the
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Network

July 2015

Reminder: Naloxone Available Without Member Cost Sharing 


In response to the current opioid addiction crisis, Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker established the Opioid Working Group, which issued some recommendations last month. Among them is a call to increase the affordability of the prescription medication naloxone by eliminating copayment requirements for this drug. Harvard Pilgrim already covers naloxone without member cost-sharing.

Naloxone — which is known as an opioid antagonist — is used to counter the effects of opioid overdose. Naloxone can be administered nasally or by injection. Harvard Pilgrim covers both generic naloxone syringes and vials at no member cost share on our Premium and Value formularies with a quantity limit of 4 units per 30 days. Naloxone syringes are most commonly used with an atomizer attachment for nasal administration.

If you would like more information about Harvard Pilgrim pharmacy programs and medication policies, please visit our Pharmacy website.

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