FDA Approves Over-The-Counter Naloxone

The conventional therapy for opioid overdose is naloxone, a drug that quickly reverses the symptoms of an overdose. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Narcan (a brand of Naloxone), 4 milligram (mg) naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray for over-the-counter (OTC), nonprescription, use. This decision opens the door for the life-saving treatment to reverse an opioid overdose to be sold online and directly to consumers in locations including gas stations, convenience stores, grocery stores, and drug stores. The timeline and availability is subject to manufacturer.

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FDA Approves First Over-the-Counter Naloxone Nasal Spray | FDA