Acme Joins Walgreens and CVS in Offering Naloxone (heroine antidote) in NJ Without Prescription

On 07.17.17 , In Awareness On , by

Life-saving Naloxone is becoming widely available in New Jersey without a prescription. Naloxone, often sold under the brand name Narcan, is a nasal or injected medicine that can reverse the effects of heroin or opiate drugs in minutes.

Click here to read more about Acme access to nalaxone.

Click here to read more about Walgreens to nalaxone.

Click here to read about CVS to nalaxone.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse 

“Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription opioid pain medications.”

Resources

Click here for Naloxone (Narcan) Fact Sheet

Click here for Naloxone NJ State Initiatives

Click here for SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

Click here for Overdose Prevention Campaign: The Overdose Prevention Act