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Opioid Crisis Demands Naloxone Be Available To All Americans, Without A Prescription

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Opioid Crisis Demands Naloxone Be Available To All Americans, Without A Prescription

2019-09-22 18:20:381 Oct 2018 01:53 AM EST

The US has long been in the throes of a deadly opioid crisis. Tens of thousands have died from overdosing on prescription painkillers, as well as heroin and fentanyl. US Surgeon General Jerome Adams has advised Americans who know people at risk of an overdose to carry naloxone. The prescription medication saves lives in its ability to reverse an opioid overdose. According to Business Insider, the US Food and Drug Administration is encouraging companies to create a non-prescription product. But experts say that the FDA has the power to make naloxone available without a prescription and should do so. Naloxone MUST be made an over the counter med. 

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