Nurses say they are denied life insurance for carrying naloxone - New bill bars discrimination based

May 7, 2019

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    Nurses say they are denied life insurance for carrying naloxone

    Nurses and healthcare professionals, fearing exposure during interactions with patients and drug users they encounter in non-clinical settings, sometimes obtain naloxone without a patient-specific prescription.

    Several nurses who obtain the drug have been rejected for life insurance policies, because naloxone appears on their active medication lists, according to Tara L. Martin, state political director at the New York State Nurses Association.

    The Center for Disease Control has warned that highly potent opioids like Fentanyl could endanger first responders through inhalation and or skin contact, although some addiction specialists question the perceived threat of airborne fentanyl.
     
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    Likely the side effect of these new automated UW systems. Or agents who failed to properly explain the UW process, ask the right questions, & provide appropriate cover letter.
     
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