Naloxone Available without A Prescription

Beginning June 1, 2017, anyone can get Naloxone at a Maryland pharmacy without a prescription. 

Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can quickly restore the breathing of a person experiencing an opioid overdose. Opioids are a group of drugs that include heroin and prescription medications like oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, fentanyl and methadone. Naloxone is available as a generic drug or under the brand names NARCAN® and EVZIO®.

Like other prescription drugs, what you pay depends on whether you have insurance with a prescription drug plan, and what that plan covers. Naloxone is covered by Maryland Medicaid. If you don’t have insurance, ask the pharmacist about any discounts or coupons from the pharmacy or drug maker.

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