In Gloucester, Massachusetts, where police are fighting to combat drug addiction by recognizing it as an illness, Walgreens will offer Narcan at a discounted price to uninsured people.
The pharmacy has agreed to join the Gloucester Program, in which police have offered to subsidize the recovery drug's cost to those without insurance.
In a statement Wednesday, Gloucester Police said that Walgreens "jumped on board to help keep the police department's costs low."
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"Your vision for Gloucester aligns with Walgreens' purpose to 'champion everyone's right to be happy and healthy,'" Gloucester store manager Joel Parr and pharmacy manager Beth Calomo wrote in a joint letter to Chief Leonard Campanello, released in the statement. "We pledge to do our part in helping the people of Gloucester get, stay and live well."
As a part of the program, the city's police department announced it would not arrest addicts seeking help.