© 2024 WOSU Public Media
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Ohio U.S. Senator J.D. Vance Picked To Be Trump's Running Mate

Kroger To Sell Heroin Overdose Antidote Without Perscription

Nicholas Eckhart
Flickr/Creative Commons

Ohio-based Kroger Co. has announced they will sell the overdose antidote naloxone, beginning Monday, February 15th. 

Credit Nicholas Eckhart / Flickr/Creative Commons
Flickr/Creative Commons

Ohio Attorney General MikeDeWineand U.S. Sen. Rob Portman attended a news conference to announce the move on Friday.CVS announced earlier this month it would make naloxone available without a prescription at all of its pharmacies in Ohio beginning next month.

Naloxone is routinely carried by fire-rescue crews, which use it thousands of times a year in Ohio to revive overdose victims.

Kroger, based in Cincinnati, has 2,774 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

Copyright 2021 WYSO. To see more, visit .

Associated Press