TAMPA, Fla. –
A new law taking effect has the potential to save countless lives and fight a dangerous trend that’s touching more of your neighbors than ever.
Starting Friday, an overdose-reversal drug is available at pharmacies without a prescription. It covers everything from prescription pain pills to heroin.
The latest numbers show opioids killed more than 1,700 people in Florida in the first half of 2015 alone. Heroin deaths during that time have jumped 107 percent from 2014 to 2015.
Narcan, or its generic version called naloxone, is set to be available in all Florida CVS locations in a nasal version. However, recovery experts warn this is not a cure.
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