With over 44,000 accidental drug overdoses occurring each year, many individuals within the drug addiction and recovery spaces are calling for more accessible solutions. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a common antidote that fights opioid overdoses, and is currently available by prescription across the country. Administered by intramuscular, intravenous, or nasal application, Naloxone reverses opioid overdoses by blocking receptors that heroin and painkillers target.
CVS pharmacies across the country are disrupting the norm when it comes to naloxone access- pharmacies in 14 states will now permit purchases of naloxone without a prescription. All stores nationwide will continue to dispense the overdose reversal drug with prescription, and now the 14 states making the change will dispense without prescription.
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