FDA OKs 1st nasal spray of Infection reversal drug
U.S. authorities have approved the first generic nasal spray edition of Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses.
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday OK’d naloxone spray out of Israel’s Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Naloxone was marketed as a nasal spray from the U.S. since 2016 under the new name Narcan. Pharmacists can dispense it without a prescription. It is also sold as a brand-name or generic drug in automatic injectors, prefilled syringes and vials.
Over 47,600 Americans died of opioid overdoses in 2017.