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Longer Shelf Life For Overdose Drug

Longer Shelf Life For Overdose Drug
Posted at 10:18 AM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 10:18:08-05

Drugs used to reverse opioid overdoses may have a longer shelf-life than once thought.

The naloxone containing products Narcan and Evzio currently have a shelf-life of 18 months to 2 years, but researchers have found the two were chemically stable for at least 10 months past the expiration dates listed.

Researchers say extending the shelf-life may reduce the expense of replacing the products every two years while also increasing availability.