Rite Aid, based in Philadelphia, Pa., announced today that Narcan Nasal Spray, a medication used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is available at all locations nationwide, including Bartell Drugs in the Pacific Northwest. Narcan Nasal Spray can be purchased over the counter without a prescription.
Narcan Nasal Spray (naloxone HCl 4 mg) is a medication designed to rapidly reverse the effects of a life-threatening opioid emergency and is the standard treatment for opioid overdose. It is now FDA-approved for OTC use and is available for purchase at Rite Aid stores nationwide and online at RiteAid.com.
“By making Narcan Nasal Spray easily accessible over the counter to Rite Aid customers, more people will have the ability to save a life,” said Summer Kerley, vice president, Clinical Services and Market Access Solutions, for Rite Aid. “We encourage customers to ask their local pharmacist how they can be prepared to reverse an opioid emergency.”
Each carton of Narcan Nasal Spray contains two single-dose devices. Each device contains one dose of medicine. The carton is readily available on shelves and at the pharmacy counter at Rite Aid stores and is priced at $45.99.