Grocery store chain Kroger made news this week with its announcement of plans to begin selling anti-overdose drug Naloxone (also called Narcan) at store pharmacies. Naloxone will be available without a prescription.
The state of Ohio passed a law in 2015 allowing pharmacies to sell Naloxone without an accompanying prescription, and Kroger joins CVS in offering it in stores. A spokesperson for Kroger said that customers wishing to buy Naloxone must first taking a training class before completing the purchase.
This means that customers would need to complete the training and already have the drug on hand in order to prevent an overdose, rather than purchasing Naloxone at the moment it’s needed.
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