Overdose-Reversal Drug Narcan Now Available Over The Counter At Duane Reade, WalgreensHundreds of Duane Reade and Walgreen Co. pharmacies will begin giving out a heroin antidote without a prescription across New York state.
NYC Making Overdose-Reversal Drug Available Without PrescriptionHealth Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett announced Monday she has issued an order making naloxone, or Narcan, available at most Rite Aid pharmacies in the city and many independent drug stores for about $50.
New York Approves Use Of Heroin-Overdose Antidote At SchoolsAs part of the new state budget, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature approved the use of the medicine, also known as naloxone, that reverses the effects of an overdose.
State Supplying SUNY Campus Cops With Heroin-Overdose AntidoteAttorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Wednesday on the SUNY Purchase campus that $27,000 will be provided to university police departments to buy 258 naloxone kits.
New Jersey Allows Cops In All Counties To Carry Heroin Antidote NarcanGov. Chris Christie held a news conference Tuesday at a Trenton drug treatment center to announce the statewide expansion of a pilot program that allows police officers to carry and administer Narcan.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Signs Bill Allowing Good Samaritans To Use Heroin-Overdose AntidoteMalloy's signature extends the state's Good Samaritan law to first responders and providers of the life-saving drug.
New York To Add 100 Investigators To Narcotics Unit To Combat Heroin EpidemicNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is adding 100 investigators to the state police narcotics unit to combat the rise of heroin use. The additional 100 members would double the size of the Narcotics Enforcement Team.
NY Lawmakers Unveil 25 Bills To Curb Heroin UseNew York schools could be equipped with an opioid antidote and patients taking certain pain medications would be limited to a 10-day supply under new legislation proposed Wednesday to fight the rise of heroin and bolster treatment of addicts.
MTA Police To Be Armed With Heroin Overdose Antidote Under NY AG's EffortIt's expected the more than 650 MTA officers on the job across 5,000 square miles and 14 counties in New York and Connecticut will carry the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan.
Heroin Antidote Bill Passes NY LegislatureThe bipartisan measure would allow health care professionals to provide orders for naloxone to certified training programs and pharmacies.
Connecticut Lawmakers To Consider Expanding Access To Heroin-Overdose AntidoteState Rep. Tony Hwang, R-Fairfield, is pushing for a law that would allow all first responders to carry naloxone -- commonly known as Narcan -- a drug that reverses the results of an accidental heroin overdose.
Ocean County Police Departments To Carry Heroin Overdose AntidoteNaloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan, gives emergency responders time to revive victims, even those who have stopped breathing. The antidote can be used with any drug with opioids, including prescription painkillers.