Narcan Is Safe to Sell Over the Counter, Advisers to the F.D.A. Conclude


Two federal panels of addiction experts on Wednesday unanimously recommended that Narcan, the overdose-reversing nasal spray, be made widely available without a prescription, a significant step in the effort to stem skyrocketing drug fatalities.

Making Narcan an over-the-counter drug has been urged by doctors, patient advocacy groups and the Biden administration.