Widening the availability of naloxone

Guidance from Public Health England (PHE) on the supply of naloxone following the updates to ‘The Human Medicines Regulations 2019’. This guidance now includes the ability for UK drug services to supply nasal naloxone.


  1. Drug services can supply naloxone without a prescription
  2. Products that drug services can supply
  3. Responsibility for deciding who can supply naloxone
  4. People who can be supplied naloxone by a drug service
  5. Clinical governance in drug treatment services
  6. Guidance for hostels, homeless shelters and housing associations
  7. Side effects associated with naloxone

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