Narcan hand-outs top 32,000 free doses during one-day program (updated)

Pharmacies around New Jersey gave out more than 16,000 free packs, amounting to more than 32,000 doses, of Narcan Tuesday in a Department of Human Services program aimed at fighting the opioid crisis.

Narcan, or naloxone, is an opioid antagonist which binds opioid receptors and can reverse or block on opioid overdose. The one-day distribution of free naloxone was part of a pilot program approved by the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy.

Narcan hand-outs top 32,000 free doses during one-day program (updated)