Yes, it is a good idea. Naloxone is a medication that quickly treats an opioid overdose. It can be given as a
nasal spray or an injection. You can get naloxone from a pharmacy, and in some states you won’t need a prescription to get it. Make sure you and your family read the patient information that comes with naloxone, and keep it in a safe place where you or your family can get to it in an emergency. Naloxone is not a substitute for emergency medical care – always call 911 or go to the emergency room if you’ve used or given naloxone.
The “Oath of a Pharmacist” that is recited at pharmacy school graduations emphasizes the importance of medication safety in the profession. The passage says, “I