Michigan pharmacies to dispense free Narcan kits this Saturday

In this May 10, 2018 photo, a Narcan nasal spray dispenser is displayed in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Pharmacies throughout the state of Michigan will work to combat the opioid epidemic this Saturday by offering free doses of Narcan.

Narcan, also known as naloxone, is a life-saving medication used to reverse an opioid overdose.

Sept. 14 is Overdose Awareness and Free Naloxone Day. In a partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Servicies, 61 SpartanNash pharmacies will have free Narcan Nasal Spray kits available for stores guests and community members. The kits will be dispensed anonymously and free of charge, no questions asked. Insurance is not required.

More than 50,000 doses of Narcan will be available at SpartanNash pharmacies throughout the state, which are located in D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare, Forest Hills Foods and VG’s stores.

Kits will be available during normal pharmacy hours on a first come, fist served basis. There will be a limit of one kit per person.

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