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New York State will allow CVS to sell Naloxone OTC

By Potter, Jan 17, 2016 | |
  1. Potter
    Across the world of first responders, Naloxone, also known as Narcan, has become a key tool. When responders come upon someone in a drug overdose, the drug is a life saver.

    Some drug users apparently carry it with them in case they or a friend overdoses. In some cases, first responders have saved someone from an overdose twice in one day.

    Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein says the over-the-counter arrangement is a good thing.

    "We need to be able to get out naloxone into our community," says Burstein. "We have so many people that we see are experiencing drug overdoses and overdose deaths and we really want to be able to prevent these deaths. So, naloxone is an antidote for opioid overdoses and it wakes people up."
    State Health Commissioner Doctor Howard Zucker says the deal with CVS will save lives and hopefully get them on the road to recovery. Burstein says the problem is that there aren't enough treatment slots to help someone who may have been scared by the need to use Narcan and they may slip back into drug use.

    -Mike Desmond


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