Drug that reverses opioid overdose effects now available for online purchase in Louisiana

Gambit - Naloxone, a drug known to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is now available online in Louisiana, announced Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), in a tweet Thursday.

With an online order through Script Health’s naloxone exchange website, the medication can be delivered to your home or office in three to five business days. 

Louisiana residents who are at risk of overdosing or know somebody who is may order and receive naloxone without a prescription from a doctor, according to the LDH website. The hope is that friends and family of individuals at risk of overdosing will be able to easily access the live-saving antidote medication, which is only effective if the opioid is still in the user’s system.