Ohio rebate for Naloxone extended another year

Posted at 11:12 AM, Mar 01, 2016

The Ohio Attorney General's Office will announce Tuesday the expansion of an agreement with a Naloxone manufacturer regarding rebates for public entities that purchase the drug.

Last year Mike DeWine announced that manufacturer Amphastar had agreed to provide a $6 rebate for each Amphastar naloxone syringe purchased by non-federal public entities in Ohio.

That agreement has been extended for another year, the attorney general's office told

Naloxone is a medication that blocks the effects of opiates, like heroin, during an overdose.

The company agreed to provide the rebate after DeWine wrote a letter in response to its price increase for the life-saving drug.

According to the attorney general's office, during the first year of the agreement, agencies have applied for more than $151,000 in rebates.