Diplomat now dispensing prescription-free naloxone

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Pharmacy has joined the ranks of pharmacy chains providing naloxone to its patients without requiring a prescription. The company on Tuesday announced that it would be offering the opioid overdose antidote at its Flint retail pharmacy.

“Protecting the health and safety of our patients is what we do,” Diplomat EVP operations Gary Rice. “We are committed to providing access to lifesaving medication like naloxone in the communities we serve.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 1,000 Americans are treated in emergency departments for misusing prescription opioids daily.

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