CVS Pharmacy Now Carries Naloxone

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CVS Pharmacy Now Carries Naloxone

CVS Pharmacy is continuing to support the fight against addiction. The nationwide convenience store and pharmacy has expanded their naloxone program to 12 additional states. The company already provides naloxone, a life saving overdose reversing drug, without a prescription to residents in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Any loved one or friend of can go into a CVS in these states and receive the drug to keep on hand in the case of an overdose. The states added to this program include Arkansas, California, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin.

The naloxone program is not the only thing CVS is doing to combat drug addiction. They also allow their pharmacy customers to send back their unused medication so it can be disposed of safely. They identify physicians who are overprescribing and are advocates for drug prevention laws and policy changes.

The company continues to work towards getting naloxone into their 7,800 stores across the entire county. Many stores are even participating in this weekend’s Drug Take Back event.