Where, When to Get FREE Narcan

 In Nurses Weekly

Last year, New Jersey first responders used the overdose reversal drug naloxone more than 16,000 times in their efforts to bring back heroin and opioid users from the brink of death, authorities say.

There is still far more work to be done.

Now, state officials are gearing up to offer the drug, commonly known by its commercial name, Narcan, for free at pharmacies around the state.

“The scourge of opioids continues to devastate families and communities across our state, and we must do everything we can to end the opioid epidemic,” Gov. Phil Murphy said in a statement Friday announcing the initiative.

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