Pharmacies Offer State-Funded Naloxone June 18

The Narcan nasal spray is administered by placing the nozzle into one nostril. It’s important to not pump or prime the spray before using, as it wastes the naloxone and then may not be a big enough dosage to revive someone who is overdosing. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

NEW JERSEY – Pharmacies around the state will be giving out naloxone June 18 on a first-come, first-served basis.

The giveaway is part of a pilot program approved by the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy.

People will be able to receive one dose of naloxone without a prescription, anonymously. Participating pharmacies will also be handing out information on addiction treatment and recovery.

When administered properly, naloxone works to reverse the effects of opioids such as heroin and fentanyl on the brain.

More than 3,000 persons died from overdose deaths in New Jersey last year, according to the New Jersey Department of Human Services.

Participating pharmacies are:


Bayshore Pharmacy, 2 Bayshore Plaza in Atlantic Highlands
ShopRite Pharmacy of Belmar, 1801 Highway 35, Belmar
Hazlet Pharmacy Inc., 2874 NJ Hwy 35, Hazlet
ShopRite Pharmacy of Wall, 2433 St Hwy 34, Manasquan
Pharmacy Emporium, 460 County Road 520, Marlboro
Park Plaza Pharmacy, 343 NJ Hwy 34, Matawan
Walgreens, 3580 State Route 66, Neptune
Walmart, 3575 State Route 66, Neptune
Oakhurst Pharmacy, 1915 NJ Hwy 35, Oakhurst
Campbell’s Pharmacy, 2175 NJ Hwy 35, Sea Girt


CVS, 955 West Bay Ave., Barnegat
RiteAID 416 US Hwy 9, Bayville
CVS, 989 Burnt Tavern Rd., Brick
Walmart, 1872 Route 88, Brick
RiteAID, 101 S. Main St., Forked River
CVS, 890 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson
CVS, 700 Main St., Lanoka Harbor
Walmart, 580 US Hwy 9, Lanoka Harbor
Walmart, 525 Route 72 W., Manahawkin
RiteAID, 2101 Route 70, Manchester
Plumsted Pharmacy, 8 Brindletown Road, New Egypt
Butler’s Pharmacy, 2301 Bridge Ave., Point Pleasant
CVS, 51 Bananier Dr., Toms River
RiteAID, 811 Fischer Blvd., Toms River
RiteAID, 220 Route 70, Toms River
Walgreens, 2353 Route 9, Toms River
Walmart, 950 Route 37 W., Toms River