Nov. 18, 2022

Tearing Down Barriers to Patient Access

Tearing Down Barriers to Patient Access

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 

SAFE Project

How You Can Access the Medication to Save Someone from Opioid Overdose

Making Opioid Reversal Medications Available to Those At Risk For Overdose

Veterans Patients Rising

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