The FDA has granted approval for the non-prescription use

of Narcan, a 4mg naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, making it the first of its kind.

Naloxone is a medication commonly used to quickly reverse

the effects of opioid overdose, and is considered the standard treatment for such cases

With this approval, Narcan can now be sold directly to consumers

without a prescription, in locations such as drug stores

convenience stores, grocery stores, and gas stations, as well as online

thereby providing easier access to life-saving

medication to reverse opioid overdose.