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CVS Health makes overdose-reversal drug available without individual prescription in Kansas

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CVS Health announced Tuesday that naloxone is now available without an individual prescription at all CVS Pharmacy locations in Kansas. Under a new statewide regulatory protocol, CVS pharmacists will be able to dispense the opioid overdose-reversal medication to patients without an individual prescription.

CVS Health announced Tuesday that naloxone is now available without an individual prescription at all CVS Pharmacy locations in Kansas. Under a new statewide regulatory protocol, CVS pharmacists will be able to dispense the opioid overdose-reversal medication to patients without an individual prescription. "Naloxone is a safe and effective antidote to opioid overdoses and by expanding access to this medication in our pharmacies in Kansas we can help save lives," said Tom Davis, vice president of Pharmacy Professional Services at CVS Pharmacy. Commenting on the importance of expanded naloxone availability, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt noted that "the new Kansas law making opioid antagonist medications, such as naloxone, available without a prescription will save lives only with the support of pharmacies to make the medications available. I applaud CVS for its commitment to this effort."

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