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CVS to begin over the counter sales of overdose reversal drug in LA

CVS to begin over the counter sales of overdose reversal drug in LA

Naloxone reverses the effects of heroin and many prescription painkillers. (Source: FOX 8 photo) Naloxone reverses the effects of heroin and many prescription painkillers. (Source: FOX 8 photo)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

CVS drug stores will begin over the counter sales of the opioid overdose reversal drug, naloxone, in Louisiana.

The drug store chain announced May 25 it's expanding over the counter sales to New Mexico in late May; followed by Louisiana in early June; Florida in early July; Colorado, Idaho and Oregon in mid-July; and Washington in early August. The expansion plan will make over the counter purchases available at CVS stores in a total of 30 states.

Naloxone, which is also known as narcan, reverses the effects of heroin and many prescription painkillers.

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