Iowa Pharmacies To Hand Out 4,000 Free Doses of Narcan

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Friday 370 Iowa pharmacies will hand out about 4,000 free doses of Narcan, a brand of naloxone.

This is part of Naloxone Access Day, which Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller says will be about stressing the importance of this drug that reverses an overdose.

“Quite literally, naloxone may be someone’s only lifeline if they overdosed on prescription painkillers or heroin,” said Miller.

Thanks to a federal grant, the Iowa Department of Public Health bought nearly 2,000 two-pack Narcan kits.

The normal cost for someone to buy the same kit from a pharmacy would be around $150.

If you would like to get one of the free kits on Friday, you have to fill out a questionnaire.

Those who should have naloxone on hand include people who have been lawfully prescribed high doses of opioids, such as hydrocodone and oxycodone.

To see a list of participating pharmacies in Iowa, click here.

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