Anti-overdose drug available over-the-counter Aug. 1

It is said to be a life-saving tool that you will soon see on more store shelves in Texas. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a drug intended to help those who overdose on opiates.

 

"The idea is to give it and then resuscitate the person," Dr. Charles Seifert said. Seifert is the regional dean at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy. 

"The cons are minimal. It really has very, very few side effects," Seifert said.

 

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