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Table 1 Telephone Responses - Accessibility of Narcan Under the Standing Order by Independent, Community Pharmacists in Georgia (N = 520)a

From: Naloxone availability in independent community pharmacies in Georgia, 2019

Questions Responses, No./Total No. (%) [95% CI]
1. Do you have Narcan?
a. Yes 220/520 (42.3)[38.0–46.7]
b. No 300/520 (57.7) [53.3–62.0]
2. If Narcan was not available … Can you tell me where I can find it?+
a. Chain Store 130/300 (43.3) [37.7–49.2]
b. Vague Answer 77/300 (25.7) [20.8–31.0]
c. Unware of another pharmacy 52/300 (17.3) [13.2–22.1]
d. Other specific Store 20/300 (6.7) [4.1–10.1]
e. Offered to order product to the store 4/300 (1.3) [0.4–4.4]
f. Did not answer/hung up 17/300 (5.7) [3.3–8.9]
3. Can you show me how to use Narcan?bc
a. Yes 212/237 (89.5) [84.8–93.1]
b. No 8/237 (3.4) [1.5–6.5]
c. Possibly could/unsure 17/237 (7.2) [4.2–11.2]
4. Do I need a prescription to get it?d
a. Yes 173/334(51.8) [46.3–57.3]
B. No 135/334(40.4) [35.1–45.9]
c. Sometimes 11/3345(3.3) [1.7–5.8]
d. Unsure 15/334(4.5) [2.5–7.3]
  1. aSpecific questions asked to obtain answers 1–4: (1) “Do you guys have Narcan?” (2) If Narcan was not available, “Do you know where else I could find it?” (3) If pharmacist could demonstrate how to use Narcan, “Can you show me how to use it?” (4) “Do I need a prescription for that?”
  2. bNot all pharmacists answered questions after reporting no Narcan in stock
  3. cDespite not having Narcan currently in stock, some pharmacists offered to answer additional questions
  4. dAll pharmacists were asked this question, if possible