Co-Prescribed Naloxone

Frequently Asked Questions About Co-Prescribed Naloxone Why am I being prescribed naloxone with my pain medication? In May 2020, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General issued an administrative order requiring anyone who prescribes you an opioid medication for pain management equal to or greater than 90 morphine milligram equivalents (MME) to also prescribe … Read more

NJHRC: Gov. Murphy’s Opioid Announcement Shows Urgency of Harm Reduction Expansion

Earlier today, Governor Murphy announced 3,040 overdose deaths in 2020 and, strikingly, 540 deaths in January-February of 2021, along with his opioid policy proposals for 2021. The proposed policies make critical commitments to increasing the state budget for harm reduction programs by $1 million, expanding naloxone (brand name Narcan) access, and bolstering availability of medication … Read more

The State of Harm Reduction: NJHRC Calls on State to Get Naloxone Directly to People Who Use Drugs

Trenton, NJ (Tuesday, January 14, 2020) — In response to the State of the State address, the New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition (NJHRC) commends Governor Murphy for recognizing the urgency of ending overdose deaths and urges state lawmakers to expand New Jersey’s underutilized harm reduction programs. By investing broadly in people who use drugs as … Read more

Amid Coronavirus, New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition Offers Free Naloxone Through the Mail

New Jersey (Thursday, April 16, 2020) – As New Jersey’s shelter-in-place order has restricted mobility, the New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition (NJHRC) is pivoting their distribution model to mail essential supplies to individuals managing opioid addictions, while maintaining physical distance requirements. At the advent of New Jersey’s Coronavirus outbreak, the New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition … Read more