picture of a hand holding a Narcan nasal spray dispenser
March 29, 2023

Narcan, a brand-name prescription nasal spray effective at reversing opioid overdoses, can be sold over the counter, the Food and Drug Administration decided today. Narcan’s active agent is naloxone.  

September 21, 2017

"We have been treating people with opioid addictions for more than 30 years.

Heroin overdoses claimed the lives of 132 people in King County in 2015, and treatment admissions involving that drug surpassed those of alcohol for the first time, according to an annual report published today by the University of Washington’s

In an effort to decrease drug-related deaths, the Seattle Police Department is equipping 60 bike officers to administer nasal-spray naloxone, which if given in time can reverse the effects of an overdose of heroin or prescription opioid painkill

In urban and rural areas alike, the United States faces an epidemic of fatal overdoses linked to heroin and prescription painkillers, among other substances.

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