Amphastar Narcan Rebate

February 8, 2017

EMS Product Savings
Naloxone (Narcan) rebate renewed for an additional 12-months by Wisconsin Dept. of Justice

Deadline to submit recent three-month purchase rebate is March 31, 2017


Attorney General Brad Schimel announced February 1, he has renewed the State’s agreement with Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, which established a rebate program for the heroin and prescription painkiller antidote naloxone. Naloxone, often branded as Narcan, can be administered as a nasal spray or injection and works within minutes to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
 
“When an individual has overdosed on prescription painkillers or heroin, we only have a few minutes to intervene and save that person’s life,” said Attorney General Schimel. “I appreciate Amphastar’s willingness to partner with the State and provide those on the frontlines of this battle with financial relief.”
 
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals has agreed to continue providing a $6 rebate for each Amphastar naloxone syringe purchased by public entities in Wisconsin from now until February 1, 2018.

“Since 2013, we have been working to expand access to lifesaving opioid antagonists like naloxone,” said Rep. John Nygren. “While these medications can be expensive, our state has worked with Amphastar on an agreement that ensures the affordability of these important medications. Measures like this save lives, and I’m looking forward to working with my legislative colleagues, the medical community, law enforcement and the Attorney General, and recovery advocates statewide on more efforts that will help combat Wisconsin’s opioid epidemic.”
 
State, county, and local government agencies, as well as law enforcement and other public and government entities that distribute naloxone are eligible for the Amphastar naloxone rebate.

The Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin (PAAW) was instrumental in bringing the Narcan rebate program to Wisconsin in 2016, and working closely with Attorney General Brad Schimel's office.
 
More information can be obtained from the DOJ website at https://www.doj.state.wi.us/news-releases/ag-schimel-renews-rebate-agreement-manufacturer-lifesaving-opiate-antidote

Wisconsi
n Attorney General Brad Schimel announced the first rebate program on March 23, 2016, during a press conference at Ryan Brothers Ambulance, Madison.

>> Click for more information about the DOJ announcement and rebate program.


March 23, 2016


Attorney General Schimel reaches $6.00 Narcan rebate agreement with manufacturer of lifesaving opiate antidote

PAAW influential in bringing discount to Wisconsin

Standing alongside members of the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin (PAAW), Attorney General Brad Schimel announced on March 23, 2016 details of a rebate program for the heroin and prescription opioid antidote naloxone, also known as Narcan.
 
“Heroin and prescription narcotic painkillers are contributing to more deaths in Wisconsin each year than car crashes,” said Attorney General Schimel. “The Wisconsin Department of Justice is doing, and will continue to do, everything it can to make access to naloxone as easy and cheap as possible.”
 
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals has agreed to provide a $6 rebate for each Amphastar naloxone syringe purchased by public entities in Wisconsin from now until February 1, 2017. Amphastar Pharmaceuticals has reached similar agreements with other states, including Ohio and New York.  PAAW brought these similar state agreements to Attorney General Schimel's attention, which led impart to Wisconsin crafting a rebate with the manufacturer.
 
“Naloxone, often branded as Narcan, can be administered as a nasal spray or injection and works within minutes to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose,” said Patrick Ryan, President of the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin (PAAW). “Our public safety and EMS partners across Wisconsin are incredibly grateful for the Amphastar naloxone rebate agreement and believe it will increase access and use of this lifesaving drug, especially when mere minutes could be the difference between life and death once an emergency responder arrives on the scene of an overdose.”

State, county, and local government agencies, as well as law enforcement and other public and government entities that distribute naloxone are eligible for the Amphastar naloxone rebate.
 
The Wisconsin Department of Justice is also exploring rebates with other manufacturers of naloxone.
 
Naloxone rebate instructions and all necessary forms are available below.
 
>> Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Contract
>> Naloxone Rebate - Press Release
>> Naloxone Rebate Instructions
>> Naloxone Account Form
>> Naloxone Purchase Summary (look for "Purchase Summary" link on webpage)

Announcement Media Coverage
>> Wisconsin State Journal, Madison
>> WBAY-TV, Green Bay
>> Fox 6-TV, Milwaukee
>> WKOW-TV, Madison
>> WISC-TV/Ch. 3000, Madison
>> WMTV-TV, Madison
>> Wheeler Report, Wisconsin Representative Nygren

Rebate Instructions

Naloxone rebate instructions and all necessary forms are available below.  To be eligible, the rebate must be completed within 60 days of the most recent quarter and submitted using the required forms.  Amphastar Pharmaceuticals will offer the $6 rebate for their Narcan syringes purchased in Wisconsin until Feb. 1, 2017.  Wisconsin ambulance services are eligible for the rebate.
 
>> Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Contract
>> Naloxone Rebate - Press Release
>> Naloxone Rebate Instructions
>> Naloxone Account Form
>> Naloxone Purchase Summary (look for "Purchase Summary" link on webpage)

EMS Live in Wisconsin Podcast Announcement about Narcan Rebate

WMTV-TV15 News Story on Rebate



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