Kmart Pharmacy makes opioid overdose-reversal drug available

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Kmart Pharmacy makes opioid overdose-reversal drug available

04/18/2018
Kmart Pharmacy announced that the opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone is now available without an individual prescription in locations throughout the nation.

“We agree with the U.S. Surgeon General's call to make naloxone more widely available,” William Linnane, president of Kmart Pharmacy, said. “Every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids — including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl — is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare.”

The Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based company’s pharmacists are able to dispense naloxone to patients without a prescription in states where it is permitted. The retailer’s pharmacy chain also is ensuring that its pharmacists are trained and equipped with the resources to recommend, dispense and educate caregivers, family and friends on the lifesaving drug.

Kmart Pharmacy also utilizes such tools as the eHealth and the Medicare.gov Plan Finder for Medicare Members to help them assess their Part D coverage and enroll in plans, the company said.

Further information can be found on Kmart Pharmacy’s website.