CVS To Sell Overdose Reversal Drug Without A Prescription In 12 More States

“Over 44,000 people die from accidental drug overdoses every year in the United States and most of those deaths are from opioids, including controlled substance pain medication and illegal drugs such as heroin,” Tom Davis, vice president of pharmacy professional practices at CVS, said in a statement. “Naloxone is a safe and effective antidote to opioid overdoses and by providing access to this medication in our pharmacies without a prescription in more states, we can help save lives.”

Although Naloxone is helpful, it only lasts for a short period of time. The individual who experienced an overdose must go to the hospital (even after receiving a dose of Naloxone).