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Opioid Overdose Treatment Might Move To OTC

A panel of Food and Drug Administration experts voted to make the overdose-reversing drug naloxone available over the counter. Discussions centered on whether untrained users would be able to safely and effectively use the nasal spray in emergency situations. "The positive vote, which is not binding, came despite concerns from some panel members about the drug’s instructions and packaging, which caused confusion among some people in a company study," per The Associated Press. "The manufacturer, Emergent Biosolutions, said it would revise the packaging and labeling to address those concerns. The FDA will make a final decision on the drug in coming weeks."

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