10 hospitals with biggest price spikes for opioid overdose antidote

The price of a one milligram Naloxone Hydrochloride injection, used as an antidote to an opioid overdose, continues to soar.

Here are 10 hospitals with the highest price spikes of Naxalone from 2013 to 2014, according to a recent report by the Silicon Valley, Ca.-based Hospital Pricing Specialists. Prices represent the amount hospitals charge patients for the drug.

  1. Northwestern Lake Forest (Ill.) Hospital saw an 8,150 percent increase with the price of Naloxone changing from $2.00 to $165.

  2. The Neuromedical Center Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., saw a 2,869 percent increase with the price of Naloxone changing from $2.00 to $59.37.

  3. Bon Secours Baltimore Health System saw a 2,675 percent increase with the price of Naloxone changing from $1.98 to $54.95.

  4. Ochsner Medical Center North Shore in Slidell, La., saw a 2,275 percent increase with the price of Naloxone changing from $10.00 to $237.50.

  5. Medstar St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, Md., saw a 1,919 percent increase with the price of Naloxone changing from $1.75 to $35.33.

  6. Bradley County Medical Center in Warren, Ark., saw a 1,883 percent increase with the price of Naloxone changing from $3.00 to $59.50.

  7. University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock saw a 1,864 percent increase with the price of Naloxone changing from $4.30 to $84.45.

  8. Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore saw a 1,808 percent increase with the price of Naloxone changing from $1.43 to $27.29.

  9. Sitka (Ark.) saw a 1,175 percent increase with the price of Naloxone changing from $4.00 to $51.00.

  10. Loma Linda University Medical Center in Murrieta, Calif., saw a 1,056 percent increase with the price of Naloxone changing from $9.80 to $113.30.

 

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