CVS Pharmacy Expands access to Naloxone
Submission Date: Sept 24, 2015
Attributing Author: Aol.
CVS/pharmacy expanded a program that allows people to buy the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone or Narcan without a prescription at its pharmacies in a total of 14 states.
CVS/pharmacy on Wednesday expanded a program that allows people to buy the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone—or Narcan as it’s more commonly known—without a prescription at its pharmacies in a total of 14 states to help curb the heroin and prescription drug epidemic that claims tens-of-thousands of lives each year to accidental overdoses.
CVS has been selling Narcan without a prescription in only Rhode Island and Massachusetts, but is now expanding into 12 additional states that have passed legislation allowing pharmacies to sell the life-saving drug, which comes in the form of a nasal spray to be administered on a person in the midst of an overdose.