1 Week 6 First Response Kimberly, You and I decided to both chose an article research the Opioid crisis. I found it very intriguing that you can attend a class in your area and receive a card to administer Naltrexone (Narcan) along with some free doses. I remember reading an article that a nurse was denied life insurance because Naltrexone showed up on the Pharmacy register. I found it very appalling that the nurse was not allowed to be blood tested or explain her reasoning. The life insurance company automatically assumed that she was on drugs. (Bebinger, December 13, 2018) It would be great if more states could get aboard with those practices. I am very thankful for Narcan as it has saved the lives of so many people. As a user of social media, I have also read so many debates about the skyrocketing prices for insulin and drug addicts getting Narcan for free. I chose to not divulge in these conversations because I believe that all life is precious regardless of the disease.
- Summer '19