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Kinney Drugs is selling over-the-counter NARCAN spray

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Effective immediately Kinney Drugs will join the pioneering pharmacies in the nation to provide over-the-counter NARCAN Nasal Spray.

The nasal spray is a vital medication designed to counteract opioid overdoses. It shares the identical formula and device structure as its prescription counterpart.

In many instances, opioid overdoses are unintentional and typically occur at home amidst others. Given the average 10-minute response time of emergency services, having NARCAN® Nasal Spray on hand can effectively counteract the opioid’s effects during the wait for emergency response. The drug has no impact on individuals not undergoing an opioid overdose.

John Marraffa, R.Ph., the President of Kinney Drugs, highlighted the escalating opioid crisis, emphasizing the threat of synthetic opioids like Fentanyl. Marraffa stated, “We’re steadfast in our commitment to ensuring NARCAN® accessibility due to its life-saving capacity, especially during these trying times.”

In synchrony with International Overdose Awareness Day, the nasal spray will be available in sets of two 4 mg doses, totaling 8 mg, priced at $44.99 across all retailers. The purchase is unrestricted by age and doesn’t demand a prescription or identification.