We are now prescribing Narcan


 

Narcan, a life-saving drug to be used in the event of an opioid overdose, can now be prescribed by pharmacists

 

 

Nathan Hale Pharmacy today announced that it will begin prescribing and dispensing Narcan to patrons seeking the drug. Narcan, also known as naloxone, is used in the event of a suspected opioid overdose. Opioids include prescription pain medications and heroin.

 

 

In Connecticut, pharmacists are able to prescribe and dispense Narcan after completing training and being issued a certificate. Pharmacists dispensing Narcan are required to educate the patient or caregiver receiving the medication on how to administer the drug in the event of a suspected overdose, and may also provide information about addiction treatment and recovery resources. Narcan is covered by most insurance plans as well as Connecticut Medicaid.

 

Having Narcan on-hand to administer to somebody in the event of a suspected opioid overdose can be life-saving. In the event of a suspected overdose when Narcan is used, medical treatment should still be sought and 911 should be called.

 

Treatment works and recovery is possible. In March 2016, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services launched a statewide toll-free number connecting residents seeking treatment and services for opioid addiction to local walk-in assessment centers. People interested in seeking opioid addiction treatment and services for themselves or a loved one can call 1-800-563-4086.

 

 

For more information about obtaining Narcan at Nathan Hale Pharmacy, contact Jack or Terri at (860) 873-1481 or stop by the store.