CVS stores to start selling overdose-reversal drug, naloxone

9.28 CVS NALOXONECVS says it will greatly expand over-the-counter sales of a drug that reverses overdoses of heroin and other opiates.

A growing number of states have passed laws widening access to naloxone.

Now CVS is expanding access to the fast-acting drug in 12 more states including California where the store will train pharmacists to sell the overdose-reversal drug without requiring a doctor’s note.

Many first responders also carry naloxone, including Medford and Ashland Police.

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