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FDA approval of Narcan as over-the-counter drug will boost accessibility, save lives, Baltimore health officials say

March 31, 2023
An ambulance races to respond to the scene of an emergency.

As soon as this summer, people will be able to purchase the opioid overdose reversal medication Narcan as easily as they can buy Tylenol and Benadryl, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved it this week to be sold over the counter. Doctors and substance use recovery advocates cheered the decision, which they say will make naloxone — the medication’s generic name — more accessible, including in places like Baltimore, where residents have been able to buy it at pharmacies without a prescription since 2015.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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