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First Responders Pay Soaring Price For Overdose Antidote Naloxone

Scott Kjelson, Pharm.D., C.Ph.

Scott Kjelson, Pharm.D., C.Ph.

Naloxone saves lives every day in South Florida. It kicks opioid molecules off receptors in the brain, reviving overdose victims and allowing them to start breathing again. According to a WLRN investigation, first responders in South Florida and across the country need naloxone like never before, but the escalating cost of the drug is socking it to taxpayers.

In a recent interview with WLN Scott Kjelson, Pharm.D., C.Ph., director of Student Transitions and assistant professor, NSU’s College of Pharmacy, said “We need to know where the price is coming from. They increased, what 100, 200, 300 percent? How? We need to know how.”



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