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Apr 28, 2016 11:34 AM

Overdose reversal drug now available over the counter across NH at CVS stores


WOONSOCKET, R.I. — A major drug store has announce that naloxone will be available over the counter in New Hampshire.

CVS Health announced on Thursday that the overdose reversal drug will now be available without a prescription at all CVS Pharmacy locations across the state

"Naloxone is a safe and effective antidote to opioid overdoses and by expanding access to this medication in our New Hampshire pharmacies by the use of a physician's standing order for patients without a prescription, we can help save lives," said Tom Davis, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy Professional Practices at CVS Pharmacy. "We support expanding naloxone availability to give more people a chance to get the help they need for recovery and we applaud the State of New Hampshire for its leadership in the fight against drug abuse and addiction."

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