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ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI)- CVS will stock a heroin overdose antidote in pharmacies in Ohio next month. Ohio is the first of 20 states where CVS will start selling Narcan this year. CVS already sells the drug in 15 other states.

Narcan, also known by its generic name Naloxone, is a nasal spray used to reverse the effects of opioids in the event of an overdose. This is the latest indication heroin and other opioid drugs have gone mainstream across America.

Narcan is not a prescription drug, but CVS says it does not display it on store shelves. Customers can get the two dose package for $40-50 by asking a pharmacist for it.

The drug is also being sold at Walgreen’s.