HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Kmart Pharmacy announced today that naloxone, the opioid overdose-reversal medication, is now available without an individual prescription at Kmart Pharmacy locations nationwide. Kmart pharmacists can now dispense naloxone to patients without an individual prescription in states where it is permitted by law.
“We agree with the U.S. Surgeon General’s call to make naloxone more widely available,”William Linnane, president of Kmart Pharmacy said in a statement. “Every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids – including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl – is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare.”
Kmart pharmacy is ready to serve its members and communities affected by the opioid crisis. Its pharmacists are now trained and equipped with resources to recommend, dispense and educate caregivers, family and friends in order to provide access to this life saving drug without a prescription pursuant to state regulations. By utilizing the unique relationships developed in its pharmacies, Kmart will make a difference in combatting this epidemic and helping keep communities safe and healthy.
Kmart Pharmacy remains focused on the overall health and well-being of its members, and strives to give them access to the best discounted prescriptions, an exceptional team of pharmacists, and other health-related benefits to ensure they receive the best quality of care.
Kmart Pharmacy was recognized by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) as the national leader in drugstore customer satisfaction for the second year in a row.
In addition to offering advice on prescription coverage and over the counter medications, Kmart pharmacists also utilize helpful tools like eHealth and the Medicare.gov Plan Finder for Medicare Members to help members assess their Part D coverage and enroll in plans.