Generic Narcan On Its Way To CA

California has partnered with Amneal Pharmaceuticals out of New Jersey to purchase a generic version of Narcan at a 40-percent cheaper rate.

Narcan is used to treat opioid overdose by temporarily reversing the effects of opioids.

California will distribute the low-cost generic Narcan packs for free to first responders, universities, and community organizations as part of the state’s Naloxone Distribution Project.

So far, that program has given out four-point-one-million kits.

The deal on the generics will allow California to buy three-point-two-million packs in one year.

California Public Health officials estimate Narcan has reversed 260-thousand opioid overdoses since 2018.


FILE – A member of the Solutions Oriented Addiction Response organization holds a dose of the opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Charleston in Charleston, W.Va., Tuesday Sept. 6, 2022. Nearly 108,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2022, according to final federal figures released Thursday, March 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Leah Willingham, File) used locally May 1st 2024