Free Naloxone Coming To Gloucester County Pharmacies; Child Abuse/Neglect Helpline

Sources: New Jersey Patch W. Deptford; NJ Dept. Children & Families

The opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone (commonly called Narcan) will be available for free to residents without a prescription at participating pharmacies throughout Gloucester County from Sept. 24-26 as part of a statewide effort to combat the opioid crisis.

The New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) is making the opioid overdose reversal drug free at participating pharmacies from Sept. 24 through Sept. 26. No insurance, prescription, payment or name is required to pick up the medication. The naloxone will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, and is limited to one per person.

Naloxone blocks the opioids’ impact on the brain, thus reversing the effects of an overdose, officials said. Those who obtain naloxone will also be given information regarding addiction treatment and recovery. The following pharmacies in Gloucester County will participate:

ShopRite Pharmacy of Glassboro, 201 Dalton Drive, Glassboro
Rite Aid, 210 Bridgeton Pike, Mantua
Rite Aid, 1 East Broad Street, Paulsboro
Pitman Pharmacy, 39 South Broad Street, Pitman
Rite Aid, 490 Hurfville-Cross Keys Road, Sewell
Sav-On Pharmacy, 415 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell
Walgreens
, 500 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell
Walmart, 3501 Route 42, Turnersville
CVS, 1239 South Black Horse Pike, Williamstown
Rite Aid, 1881 North Black Horse Pike, Williamstown
ShopRite Pharmacy of Williamstown, 100 South Black Horse Pike, Williamstown
CVS, 25 East Red Bank Avenue, Woodbury
Sav-On Pharmacy
, 631 Mantua Avenue, Woodbury
ShopRite Pharmacy of West Deptford, 1077 Mantua Pike, Woodbury

For other participating pharmacies throughout the state, visit nj.gov/HumanServices/StopOverdoses.

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