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Walgreens To Sell Over-The Counter Opioid Overdose Drug Naloxone
Updated February 25, 2016 7:30 AM
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(UNDATED) - Walgreens announced it will offer over-the-counter distribution of the opioid overdose drug naloxone in all its stores in both Indiana and Ohio.

Naloxone reverses the effects of an opioid overdose and allows time to seek medical attention. Walgreens will provide the drug without a prescription in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

The Indiana State Department of Health links opioid overdoses to over 1,000 deaths in 2014.

Walgreens says pharmacists will provide customers instructions on how to administer the medication when they purchase it.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller knows there is a crisis in Indiana and earlier this year granted $127,000 to counties in south central Indiana to train and equip law enforcement officers with naloxone.



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