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In Maryland, Howard Haft, MD, Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), issued a new statewide standing order that allows Maryland-licensed pharmacists to dispense naloxone to anyone who may be at risk for opioid overdose or in a position to assist someone believed to be experiencing opioid overdose. Under the new standing order, which replaces Dr Haft’s original order issued in December 2015, a person-specific paper or electronic prescription is not required for a pharmacist to dispense naloxone. Prior to the new standing order, pharmacists were only authorized to dispense naloxone to individuals who had been trained and certified under the Maryland Overdose Response Program, indicates the DHMH website. The Heroin and Opioid Prevention Effort and Treatment Act of 2017, which simplifies the process for obtaining naloxone from a pharmacy, was signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan on May 25, 2017. Additional information is available for pharmacists in the Guidance for Pharmacy Dispensing.