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Kroger to Sell Narcan at Pharmacies in 105 East Texas Locations

February 9, 2017 6:30 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , ,

With the state of Texas battling a fierce and pervasive heroin and opioid problem, lawmakers, police, recovery advocates and ordinary residents alike are banding together to come up with more and more solutions to curtail overdose. Most recently, the statewide prevention effort gained a new ally: Kroger Supermarkets. The national grocery chain as partnered with the Texas Pharmacy Association to offer the anti-overdose drug Narcan in the pharmacies at all 105 of their East Texas stores. NARCAN® (naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray delivers a 4mg concentrated dose of naloxone, which is simple, ready-to-use, and needle free. NARCAN® can be easily administered to someone who is actively overdosing on an opioid.

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RU Texas Medical Director Featured in TMA Article on Narcan

September 8, 2016 4:30 pm / by RU Texas posted in , ,

Earlier this month, Recovery Unplugged Texas’ very own Dr. Carlos Tirado weighed on the availability and accessibility of naloxone (Narcan) in an article published by the Texas Medical Association. The piece described the urgent need for increased Narcan availability in the lone star state, and described a law enacted last year that allows ordinary citizens to administer the drug in a non-medical setting. It also outlined the toll that opioid addiction and overdose has taken on communities all over Texas and described the state’s opioid abuse status in relation to the rest of the country. Naloxone prices have been soaring since 2014.

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