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The manufacturer of Narcan, the overdose reversal medication that received over-the-counter status last month, says it aims to price a two-pack of the medication at less than $50.

In a statement Thursday, Emergent BioSolutions said it will take “a responsible approach to pricing” as Narcan becomes available over the counter. While many addiction and overdose experts celebrated its new over-the-counter status, they have also warned that it will do little good unless Narcan is sold at an affordable price.


Before Narcan received over-the-counter approval, Emergent offered discount pricing for public interest groups, like nonprofits and local health agencies. On average, those groups paid less than $50 for a two-pack, the company said.

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