U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a health advisory, the first to come out in the last 10 years, when he urged Americans to consider carrying and learning how to administer the overdose- reversing drug Naloxone. The last advisory to be issued by the surgeon general was in 2005 and warned against pregnant women using alcohol.
Naloxone, also known by its brand names Narcan and Evzio, is available as a nasal spray or injection and is used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. CVS announced earlier this week it will start discounting Narcan for uninsured customers, bringing the price down from $125 to $94.