Letter: Naloxone cost
The story by Max Efrein in The Daily Courier was informational and gave good information about “spotting an overdose” and administering the lifesaving drug naloxone. What the article did not include was the cost of that drug. Websites and a recent informational television program included the cost and access to consumers. One of the articles on the website states that the cost of Naloxone has gone up 600 percent. What I discovered by reading various articles from USA TODAY and others is that it can cost between $125 and $4,000. I believe it would be difficult for most people to purchase this medication. I would advise those interested to check with their pharmacies and also do a web search.
Editor’s note: As the story states, average citizens can acquire naloxone for free through organizations like Sonoran Prevention Works and Yavapai County Community Health Services, as well as purchase it from a pharmacy without a prescription.