Walgreens stocking anti-opioid nasal spray Narcan


Source: CBS News

Walgreens (WBA) is now stocking Narcan at all of its more than 8,000 locations nationwide, the company announced Thursday. The nasal spray, which is an FDA-approved form of naloxone, can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

The drug store chain said the move was “part of its comprehensive national plan to combat drug abuse” and help the communities it serves.

“By stocking Narcan in all our pharmacies, we are making it easier for families and caregivers to help their loved ones by having it on hand in case it is needed,” Walgreens group vice president of pharmacy Rick Gates said. “As a pharmacy we are committed to making Narcan more accessible in the communities we serve.”

Narcan is carried by emergency responders in many communities and is increasingly sold directly to drug users or their families. It can


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