A new Nevada law is aimed at expanding care and increasing prevention of drug overdoses from prescription opioids. Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachili has more.
The law is a response to the recent nationwide spike in fatal overdoses on prescription painkillers and other opioids like heroin.
The act goes into effect on October 1 and will allow doctors to write third-party prescriptions for drugs like naloxone that counteract the effects of opioids. Dr. Karla Wagner is with the School of Community Health Sciences at UNR.