What is Narcan?
NARCAN® (naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray is the first FDA-approved nasal form of naloxone for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose. NARCAN® Nasal Spray counteracts the life-threatening effects of opioid overdose. Since most accidental overdoses occur in a home setting, it was developed for first responders, as well as family, friends and caregivers.
I’m a Bucks County resident -
how can I obtain Narcan through BCDAC, Inc.?
At the direction of our Board of Directors, BCDAC, Inc. has prioritized the accessibility of Narcan to agencies, school districts, first responders and community residents in Bucks County. As the recently appointed Central Coordinating Entity (CCE) in Bucks County, BCDAC, Inc. is the go-to agency for Narcan distribution to first responders, as well as data collection.
Bucks County residents ages 18 years and older can come to BCDAC, Inc. on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm to meet with staff and receive instruction on how to administer Narcan, along with one box (2 doses) of NARCAN® Nasal Spray at no charge (while supplies last). Print resources are also available. If you are unable to come in on the above date and time, please call our office at 215-773-9313.
In November 2014, PA Act 139 went into effect. Act 139's primary purpose it to stop overdose deaths and make Naloxone available to all first responders and bystanders. Any Pennsylvania resident is able to access Naloxone/Narcan through their local pharmacy. Please consider the following information:
- Call ahead to your pharmacy to ensure they have Naloxone/Narcan in stock.
- Decide whether you’ll use your insurance to obtain Naloxone. Most insurance plans will cover this medication, but co-pays can vary depending on insurance and product type.
- Ask the Pharmacist to provide instruction and ask questions.