On August 1, 2016, people in Texas will be able to go to their local pharmacy and ask for a drug that may save their or their loved one’s life: naloxone.
Naloxone is a medicine that temporarily reverses the effects of opioids on the body. Sometimes called a “save shot,” the medication gained nationwide notoriety after the death of musician Prince Rogers Nelson. Prince reportedly received a dose of naloxone a week before his death after overdosing on opioids. (more…)