Illinois pharmacists to dispense heroin overdose antidote

From the AP:

Trained pharmacists in Illinois soon will be able to dispense the overdose reversal drug naloxone without a prescription.

Regulators announced Monday that a short web-based training program is available to pharmacists who want to help reduce deaths from heroin and painkillers.

The change results from a state law passed last year. The legislation allows pharmacists to dispense naloxone kits to people at risk of overdose, their family members and friends, first responders and school nurses.

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