Kilmartin announces Narcan rebate program

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A kit with naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is displayed at the South Jersey AIDS Alliance in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. An overdose of opiates essentially makes the body forget to breathe. Naloxone works by blocking the brain receptors that opiates latch onto and helping the body “remember” […]

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island’s attorney general has announced a new Naloxone rebate program.

The drug, also known by its brand name Narcan, is used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals will now offer a $4 rebate for each kit purchased by non-federal government agencies in Rhode Island.

In turn, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin’s office will process all of the rebate requests. This applies to all purchases made after October 1st.

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