WASHINGTON — The opioid antidote Narcan is now available at six harm-reduction vending machines in neighborhoods across Washington D.C. Installed in April, the vending machines provide free Narcan, fentanyl test strips, and other harm-reduction materials.

The vending machines represent a new effort to combat the growing opioid epidemic following the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to make Narcan available over the counter. The vending machines are mostly located near fire stations in Washington D.C., and college campuses may be a primary location choice for future vending machines, according to the DC Department of Health.


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