House Democrats Urge Trump Administration to Lower Price of Naloxone
A group of Democrats in the House is urging the Trump Administration to use federal authority to reduce the price of the opioid overdose antidote naloxone.
A variety of drugs and drug combinations carry the risk of fatal overdose. Emergency protocol for any suspected overdose includes calling 911. However, in the case of opioids, which includes heroin and prescription pain medications like Vicodin, OxyContin and Percocet, naloxone (also known by the brand name Narcan) can reverse an overdose, potentially saving a loved one’s life.