About Naloxone and Where to Buy It
There are currently three FDA-approved formulations of naloxone that are used to prevent an opioid overdose and overdose death. Although naloxone is a prescription medication, it can now be purchased in many pharmacies throughout most states in the U.S. without a prescription to ensure that more people can have it readily available in case of an overdose emergency. To purchase naloxone, you must speak with the pharmacist who will provide detailed instruction on how to use and properly deliver the medication.
How Much Does Naloxone Cost?
Most insurance companies now cover naloxone and patients may only need to pay a co-pay for Narcan or Evzio. In many instances, insurance co-pays for naloxone may be $0. Some pharmacies such as CVS Health and Walgreens have announced plans to lower prices on Narcan and some pharmacies are now waiving co-pays in an effort to expand access to the medication.
Some pharmacies accept coupons to help reduce the cost. Please check with your local pharmacy for information on cost and availability as it varies by state.
Refer to the chart below for naloxone formulations, locations where available, and cost:
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