Narcan for everyone continues with OTC availability

Narcan for everyone was one of my top developments in EMS during 2014. With a growing or worsening opioid overdose epidemic in the U.S. the call for public access naloxone continues.

CVS made big news announcing naloxone without a prescription would be available in at least 14 states.

I called on EMS to support non-prescription narcan in an EMS1 Rapid Response.

ICYMI I also wrote a rapid response regarding the flow of information after the mass shooting/murder at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.