Colorado Medicaid Now Covers Nasal Device For Overdose Medicine

<p>(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)</p>
<p>Naloxone Hydrochloride, also known as Narcan, is a nasal spray used as an antidote for opiate drug overdoses.</p>
Photo: Narcan, Naloxone Hydrochloride (AP Photo)
Colorado's Medicaid program will now cover a new opioid overdose prevention mechanism: a nasal mist atomizer that delivers naloxone. The medicine has been hailed as a tool to prevent deaths from heroin or prescription drug overdose.