In this episode, get the latest solutions to ensure patients get the care they need when they need it. That includes the life-saving medication naloxone which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Despite standing orders in many states, persisting stigmas and a lack of education and awareness has made it difficult for patients to get. Jeff Horwitz, COO of the SAFE Project, discusses his team's work to increase access to this medication.
Veterans and military members also face barriers when it comes to accessing care through military health programs, like TRICARE. Jax Scott shares the unique hurdles facing women who served as Cultural Support Team members in Afghanistan, and their challenges accessing care.
Terry Wilcox, CEO, Patients Rising
Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
Jeff Horwitz, Chief Operating Officer, Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic (SAFE) Project
Jax Scott, Board Member, Special Operations Association of America
Shannon Sharp, Patient Correspondent
Health Technology Assessment Best Practices For For Rare Disease Drugs
State Naloxone Rules and Resources
How You Can Access the Medication to Save Someone from Opioid Overdose
Making Opioid Reversal Medications Available to Those At Risk For Overdose
The successful patient is one who can get what they need when they need it. We all know insurance slows us down, so why not take matters into your own hands? Our Navigator is an online tool that allows you to search a massive network of health-related resources using your zip code so you get local results. Get proactive and become a more successful patient right now at PatientsRisingConcierge.org
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