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Heroin, Opioid Antidote Naloxone Become Available in US Without Prescription

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Medicine to revive victims who overdose on heroin and other opium-based narcotics is now available over the counter in the US state of Kentucky, the supermarket chain Kroger announced in a press release on Monday.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Naloxone, which is also sold under the brand name Narcan, is now available in 96 pharmacies operated by the grocery chain in Kentucky, the release explained.

"Unfortunately, Kentucky ranks in the top five states with the highest overdose death rate, according to the Centers for Disease Control," Kroger Louisville, [Kentucky] Division President Calvin Kaufman said in the release.

In the release, Kroger urged families with a drug-addicted member to have the medicine on hand in case the addict overdoses.

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