What is Narcan? And why FDA approved its selling over the counter. | USA TODAY

The Food and Drug Administration approved selling of life-saving drug Narcan over the counter to combat the nationwide overdose crisis.
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The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved selling the overdose-reversal drug Narcan without a prescription, a move long sought by advocates to improve access to the lifesaving drug.

The approval would make the nasal spray used to counteract fentanyl and opioid overdoses more accessible to consumers who could buy the medication at stores without a prescription or pharmacist's recommendation.

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  1. I have to pay for my medically necessary medications as a senior. Why should they get to support their drug habit for free.

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