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PENDLETON — Local first responders and addiction recovery services providers say the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s move to allow over-the-counter sales of Narcan will save lives.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on March 29 approved Narcan, 4 milligram naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray for over-the-counter, nonprescription, use. The FDA in an announcement stated this was the first naloxone product it approved for use without a prescription.

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