Ohio State sells Naloxone kits at student pharmacy

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Ohio State sells Naloxone kits at student pharmacy

The Ohio State University is selling Naloxone, an overdose-reversing drug, at its student pharmacy.

Kits containing the generic form of Narcan are available over the counter at the Wilce Student Health Center, the university announced on its website.

The push for the university to offer the life-saving overdose drug comes after some students said there is a need for it amid the opioid crises, our media partner, WBNS-TV in Columbus reported.

The student pharmacy started selling Naloxone in September to students who asked for it, mostly to those who know someone at risk of an overdose.

"Either a boyfriend or girlfriend or family member. It's almost always that case. I've had one person purchase it because they saw someone in their neighborhood go, where they had to call an emergency squad," pharmacy manager Phillip Anderson told WBNS.

The pharmacy has sold about six kits so far. They cost around $90 and include two doses.

“Part of us selling this is we explain how to use it, we explain what the symptoms of an opiate overdose looks like,” Anderson said.

According to the Franklin County Coroner’s Office, 28 college-aged people died from an overdose so far this year in Franklin County, which includes Columbus.

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