Make naloxone over the counter and accessible to those that need it


Make naloxone over the counter and accessible to those that need it

FOLLOW THE LINK ABOVE TO SIGN THE PETITION!

In the U.S., 15,000 people die of opioid overdose — from prescription drugs including Oxycontin and Vicodin — each year.

Opioid overdose kills by slowly stopping a person’s breathing, so typically there is time to intervene — and often there are other people around when a drug user overdoses.

Naloxone (sold under the brand name Narcan) is a nontoxic, non-addictive drug that can reverse potentially fatal opioid overdose. Even though most opioid overdoses involve mixtures of drugs, not just opioids, naloxone is effective even in these cases, and it is not harmful if given in error, even at doses 700 times higher than what is recommended.

This lifesaving antidote to opioid overdose is safer than aspirin but currently can only be obtained by prescription.

Naloxone should be made available over-the-counter, so that everyone can keep it in their first aid kit, just in case.

In your hand you have the key to saving potentially 15,000 lives a year! Please use it by spending 5 minutes to sign the petition to make naloxone over the counter and accessible to those that need it.

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