PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Health departments across Virginia are spreading the word about over-the-counter Narcan.
You no longer need a prescription to get the life-saving medicine, which can reverse an opioid overdose.
Thursday in Portsmouth, health officials handed out free Narcan kits and demonstrated how to use them.
Events like this are critical for the city, which has highest overdose fatality rate in Hampton Roads; 102 people died there just last year.
Narcan nasal spray is also available at most stores now. Two doses cost around $45.