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.
“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.”