LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Walgreens stores across Kentucky are working to make naloxone available without prescriptions.

Naloxone is the opioid overdose reversal medication.

It can save the life of a person having an overdose.

The company now has a standing order of a statewide prescription for the drug.

A total of 885 people died of an opioid-related drug overdose last year in Kentucky.

Officials hope the medication will be available without a prescription by early next year.

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