Over-the-Counter Naloxone: A Solution to the Climbing Death Rate from Opioid Overdoses Among Women

On March 29th, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration announced that NARCAN, a life-saving nasal spray that can reverse opioid overdoses, will now be sold over the counter in places like convenience stores, pharmacies, and gas stations.

This is a game-changer for the millions of Americans affected by the opioid epidemic, an increasing percentage of whom identify as women—disproportionately including Black women, pregnant women, and new mothers.