CVS Health has made the opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone available without a prescription at all CVS Pharmacy locations in New Hampshire. In addition to New Hampshire, CVS Pharmacy locations in 22 other states can now dispense naloxone 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 New Hampshire pharmacies by the use of a physician’s standing order for patients without a prescription, we can help save lives,” said registered pharmacist Tom Davis, VP of pharmacy professional practices at CVS Pharmacy. “We support expanding naloxone availability to give more people a chance to get the help they need for recovery and we applaud the state of New Hampshire for its leadership in the fight against drug abuse and addiction.”
CVS Health also has launched digital resources here, giving patients and families a single destination to learn more about drug abuse prevention.
In addition, CVS Health has joined with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to create the Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program, which donates disposal units to local police departments, providing a safe and environmentally friendly way to dispose of unwanted medication. The program already has donated 12 units to police departments in the state and collected more than 1,665 pounds of unwanted medications in New Hampshire.