As it stated in Kroger has more than five dozen pharmacies across the Commonwealth where Naloxone is being offered without a doctor’s prescription.
There are Kroger pharmacies offering Naloxone in several cities, including Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Staunton, Harrisonburg, Smith Mountain Lake, and Lynchburg.
A medication that helps reverse overdoses caused by prescription opioids and heroin is now available at some pharmacies in Virginia without a prescription.
In November, Virginia Health Commissioner Dr. Marissa Levine declared the opioid addiction crisis a public health emergency in the state.
According to a release, the number of fatal opioid overdoses was expected to increase by 77 percent by the end of 2016, compared to five years ago.
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Kroger pharmacies in W.Va. to offer Naloxone without prescription
CHARLESTON, W. Va. (WSAZ) — Kroger announced Monday its 34 pharmacies in West Virginia are making the opioid reversal medicine Naloxone available without a prescription.
Naloxone can also be used as a preventive measure for patients on chronic opioid pain management for cancer pain or pain due to injury, according to Kroger.
According to a release, West Virginia had the highest rate of death due to drug overdose in the United States.
Kroger pharmacies are located in the Charleston area, Huntington area, Morgantown, Clarksburg, Beckley, Parkersburg, Ripley, Buckhannon, Elkins, Rainelle, Hinton, Ronceverte, Oak Hill, Logan, Smithers, Danville, Bluewell and Princeton.
“Making Naloxone available in our pharmacies is an important step in allowing family members, friends and caregivers of those struggling with addiction an opportunity to overcome it,” said David Potters, executive director of the West Virginia State Board of Pharmacy.
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