Narcan use is up in N.J. as FDA clears way for increased sales

Posted on AllSides March 29th, 2023
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved over-the-counter sales of Narcan, the opioid overdose-reversing nasal spray, making it easier for New Jersey residents to buy the life-saving medication. Narcan, the brand name of the drug naloxone, has been available without a prescription at some New Jersey pharmacies since at least 2015. But the FDA’s approval for over-the-counter sales means the drug can be sold at non-pharmacy locations like supermarkets, gas stations or big-box retailers. Narcan will become available over the counter by late summer, Emergent BioSolutions, the company...

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