ACR Health is highlighting new rules regarding the distribution of the opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan that are in effect statewide.

Narcan is now available at more than 2,000 pharmacies throughout New York State through the Naloxone Co-Payment Assistance Program, or N-CAP.

Julia LaVere,, Director of Syringe Exchange Programs, says now when ACR Health trains members of the public on how to use Narcan, each is given a card detailing how to obtain Narcan at a pharmacy.

She says at-risk individuals can may also obtain Narcan at pharmacies without a prescription.

The state is trying to put Narcan into the hands of those most likely to encounter a drug overdose while continuing to make Narcan widely and easily available.

ACR Health has trained thousands of people on how to administer Narcan since 2014.

Jim Rondenelli, WIBX
Jim Rondenelli, WIBX

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