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1st over-the-counter opioid overdose treatment gets FDA approval

NBC News, March 29, 2023, 8:41 AM EDT

By Berkeley Lovelace Jr.

"The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved an over-the-counter version of the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone, a move that’s expected to increase access to the lifesaving medication.


Up until now, naloxone — sold by drugmaker Emergent BioSolutions under the brand name Narcan — has been available in the United States only as a prescription drug, though many states have created workarounds that allow people to get it directly from pharmacists." (To read the entire article on NBC News, Click here)

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