Over-the-counter Narcan could save more lives in Tennessee’s opioid crisis

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 29, 2023 6:43 PM CT | Published: March 29, 2023 6:43 PM CT

Tennessee has been disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis, and Wednesday’s FDA decision clears the way for the life-saving drug Narcan to be sold directly to consumers at drug stores, convenience stores, grocery stores and gas stations, as well as online. 


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Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki has spent the better part of two decades writing about Memphis. A former digital journalist for WMC Action News 5 and staff reporter for Memphis Daily News, her work has also appeared in The Commercial Appeal, High Ground News, I Love Memphis, Inside Memphis Business, The Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent, Memphis Magazine and Tri-State Defender. 


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