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FDA Approves Over-The-Counter Narcan

A person holding a package of Narcan nasal spray

On Wednesday, March 29, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Narcan, 4 milligram (mg) naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray for over-the-counter (OTC) nonprescription use. This makes it the first naloxone product approved for use without a prescription. Narcan is a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose in adults and children.…

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