NARCAN® Naloxone on the KU Campus


Narcan® Available on Campus

Lawrence, KS - University of Kansas campus police officers are now carrying Naloxone. Naloxone, commonly referred to by its brand name, Narcan®, is an FDA approved over-the-counter medication used to intervene in opioid overdose, including fentanyl. Narcan® is one of the most dependable interventions during an opioid overdose. Narcan® carried by KU police officers is in the form of a nasal spray. It is considered a safe medication with no adverse effects if given to someone who does not have opiates in their system. Any KU police officer responding to a potential overdose will administer the medication and follow up with any additional medical intervention required. For more questions about KU police departments use of Narcan®, contact or call 785-864-5900.

Narcan® nasal spray can be purchased without a prescription at pharmacies in Kansas, although not all pharmacies carry it. It is available for purchase at Watkins Pharmacy, located in Watkins Memorial Health Center. Purchasing Narcan® is completely confidential. It can be purchased proactively if someone is using opioids without a prescription or not as prescribed.

For education about Narcan® on campus or education related to alcohol or other drugs, contact the health education resource office at Naloxone Program provides free Narcan® and training through DCCCA at