National pharmacy chain Walgreens announced Tuesday that it will begin stocking Narcan, the opioid overdose reversal drug.
Walgreens stated they plan to make it available without prescription in all 8,000 of its stores in an effort to help combat America’s drug epidemic.
“By stocking Narcan in all our pharmacies, we are making it easier for families and caregivers to help their loved ones by having it on hand in case it is needed,” said Rick Gates, vice president of pharmacy at Walgreens. “As a pharmacy, we are committed to making Narcan more accessible in the communities we serve.”
The drug is offered in 45 states without a prescription and Walgreens claims it is working to get it allowed in the remaining 5.