A Chicago pharmacist is filling orders for the life-saving drug naloxone and delivering the opioid overdose reversal medication to 35 states through an online service he created. James Lott, the founder of Script Health, said that his goal is to get naloxone into the hands of as many people as possible.
“Loved ones, moms, brothers, sisters. They don’t want them to relapse,” he said. “If they’re actively using, they don’t want them to die. We’ll have someone order from Florida and ship it to their loved one in Texas.”
Customers visiting the delivery service’s website can purchase two doses of generic naloxone and two nasal atomizers for $99. Two doses of Narcan, a brand name version of the drug that comes in an easy-to-use spray bottle, are also available for $158. The company does not accept insurance for the orders.
Expanding Access to a Lifesaving Drug
Last year, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams recommended that more people have naloxone at the ready as a way to address the ongoing opioid crisis, which has caused