YORK, Pa. — Officials of Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration demonstrated on Monday how anyone can obtain naloxone at any pharmacy in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Reachel Levine, Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, and Gary Tennis, Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs, filled prescriptions for the life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug at Minnich’s Pharmacy in York.
“It’s important to remember that any Pennsylvanian can walk up to their pharmacy counter and fill a prescription for naloxone,” Levine said in a news release. “This life-saving medication is important for everyone to have on hand, especially if you or someone you care about is battling the disease of addiction.”
In 2015, nearly 3,500 Pennsylvanians died from a drug overdose. Heroin and opioid overdose are the leading cause of accidental death in Pennsylvania, killing more individuals each year than motor-vehicle accidents.