Even over the counter, Narcan may be too costly to reach many drug users - Washington Post

Before month’s end, federal regulators are poised to allow over-the-counter sale of a nasal spray that reverses the potentially lethal effects of an opioid overdose.

But groups that work to reduce the toll of drugs on the streets have one question: Will anybody be able to afford it?

“It’s a step in the right direction but I don’t think it’s enough,” said Colin Miller, a co-founder of the Twin City Harm Reduction Collective, which hands out sterile needles and anti-overdose medicines to drug users in Winston-Salem, N.C. “No drug user is going into a pharmacy and paying $47 a kit.”

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