Ohio AG, CVS offering special deals for heroin-reversal drug

CVS pharmacies, including those in the Youngstown area, plan to begin selling the drug Tuesday


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Ohio Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday it’s extending its rebate agreement on Naloxone for first responders.

The rebate agreement gives police and fire departments six dollars back for every dose of Naloxone bought through March of 2017.

The agreement originally went in effect last March.

Agencies have applied for more than $150,000 in rebates since then.

And starting Tuesday, drug store chain CVS begins selling Narcan at its pharmacies in Ohio.

Narcan is a form of Naloxone, a drug that reverses heroin overdoses. The move by CVS and other pharmacies allows families of addicts to keep the life saving drug on hand in case of an emergency.

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