Available as an injection or nasal spray, naloxone works by blocking or reversing the effects of opioids.
Given the rapid rise of opioid overdoses, state governments have responded by allowing local pharmacies to dispense naloxone without a written prescription. This helps caregivers, concerned loved ones, first responders and patients get naloxone more easily.
We support the opportunity to provide naloxone to those who would benefit from having it on hand during an emergency.
Where to get naloxone
Naloxone is available without a prescription in all states, DC, and Puerto Rico.
If you would like to purchase naloxone, simply ask a pharmacy team member at any CVS Pharmacy location.
CVS Pharmacy is offering delivery of naloxone nasal spray in all 30 states where regulations permit, as part of the company’s one- to two-day prescription delivery offering. States where naloxone nasal spray can be delivered at this time are: AR, AZ, CO, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NV, NY, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, and WA.
Once you get naloxone, put it in an easily accessible place, tell your family and friends where it is, and learn how to use it.