narcan

Nalmefene Is Not “Just Like Naloxone”

Opvee, an opioid-overdose antidote manufactured by Indivior that was approved in 2023, has in recent weeks been slowly rolling out…

February 23, 2024

You Can Definitely Misuse Naloxone, If You’re a Cop

Cops seem to have decided that ever since fentanyl came into the illicit drug supply, regular-strength Narcan is no longer…

February 13, 2024

More K-12 Schools Receiving Narcan, If Not the Best Education About It

As of January 6, all New York City public schools are required to carry naloxone. This was already a requirement…

January 23, 2024

WA Prisons Clear All Guards to Carry Narcan. Not All Intend to Do So.

Washington State Department of Corrections (WDOC) staff are now permitted to carry Narcan while on duty. Though the change is…

October 4, 2023

OTC Narcan Arrives at Pharmacies, a Stepping Stone to Broader Access

The first week of September has seen major pharmacy chains across the United States roll out the nation's first over-the-counter…

September 5, 2023

As Fentanyl Spreads in Our Prison, Guards Learn How Not to Use Narcan

At Washington Corrections Center (WCC), in Shelton, WA, opioids are an increasingly large part of the drug supply. But though…

April 7, 2023

FDA Approves First Over-the-Counter Naloxone Product

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first over-the-counter (OTC) naloxone product, waiving the prescription requirement and with it…

March 29, 2023

FDA Inches Closer to OTC Narcan—at the Expense of Generic Naloxone

Advisors to the Food and Drug Administration have voted unanimously in support of making a naloxone product available without requiring…

February 15, 2023

California Can’t Afford Its Free Narcan Program. Will It Embrace Generic?

A California naloxone delivery program is struggling to meet rising demand in part due to the expense of nasal spray…

November 22, 2022

FDA Exempts Harm Reduction From Biggest Naloxone Access Restrictions

On September 22, the Food and Drug Administration announced that harm reduction naloxone suppliers are exempt from wholesale pharmaceutical distribution…

September 26, 2022