NGA, the National Association of Counties and other organizations today announced an agreement that will offer public agencies access to a reduced-price, potentially lifesaving opioid withdrawal nasal spray. The FDA-approved Narcan nasal spray will now be offered at a 40-percent discount, or $37.50 per dose. The announcement was made during a White House Office of National Drug Control Policy community forum on the opioid epidemic in Knox County, Tennessee.

NGA Chair Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said, “Governors are at the forefront of the fight against opioid abuse. At the last NGA Summer Meeting, governors convened to discuss the opioid epidemic. There we discussed that to turn the tide, there must be a coordinated response across all levels of government, which this purchasing effort helps to achieve.

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