Senator Carlucci Pushes for OD Kits in Pharmacies

Senator David Carlucci is requesting that the state make Nalaxone, also referred to as the overdose antidote, available to pharmacies. The Senator stated in a letter to the Department of Health that is a standing order were placed on the drug it would allow pharmacies to provide it over the counter, and allow customers to buy a kit for $46 without insurance. Department of Health officials released a response to carlucci’s letter on Friday, stating that they are open to discussing the proposal, but opposed to the idea that a person would not require training to obtain the kit. As of now a person must be trained and get a prescription to get one of the free kits, but Carlucci feels it should be available to anyone who may need it, stating that over a thousand people in New York have died from overdoses of opiate drugs such as heroin and by making it accessible more lives can be saved.

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