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Walgreens stocking overdose reversal drug Narcan at all 8,000 locations

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

In response to the opioid crisis, Walgreens is now stocking the life-saving medication used to reverse heroin overdoses in all of its 8,000 pharmacies. 

Walgreens announced Tuesday it is stocking Narcan, an FDA-approved nasal spray form of Naloxone. The drug can be used to reverse the effects of an overdose from heroin or opioid painkillers. 

Walgreens says it will sell Narcan without a prescription in Washington state and the 45 other states that allow it. 

The company says it hopes to work with other states to make the life-saving drug easier to obtain for families and caregivers of those at risk of accidental overdose. 

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