FDA Approves First Generic Naloxone Nasal Spray
- Food and Drug Administration
- All Healthcare Organizations
The US Food and Drug Administration has granted final approval of the first generic naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, commonly known as Narcan, to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 400,000 people died from an opioid overdose from 1999 to 2017, and on average, more than 130 Americans die every day from overdoses involving opioids, a class of drugs that include prescription medications such as fentanyl, oxycodone, hyd…