I read today that:
“As part of a new overdose prevention initiative, Kentucky will begin selling the drug Naloxone over the counter without a prescription in 96 Kroger outlets across the state.
Naloxone is a drug that can reverse an overdose of opioid drugs and often is only administered in the emergency room. However, due to the fact that Kentucky is one of five states with the highest rates of opioid overdoses, a decision has been made to make Naloxone available quickly and easily to anyone who needs it.” (source)
How far we have come when our leaders decide to make the antidote available rather than deal with the problem of prescription and other opioid addiction. This is tragic. I hope the initiative helps save lives, but what a parlous state we are in when this is needed.
Also read: Big Pharma, Pharmakeia and what it means
God Bless you