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Sponsor Emergent revealed single-panel display of instructions at February advisory panel without testing in OTC human factors study. While different naloxone formulations and dosages will remain Rx-only, generics of the Narcan 4-mg nasal spray must transition to OTC, FDA says.
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Larger box “would accommodate all five steps on the single back panel,” says Emergent executive Manish Vyas. But FDA says proposed DFl for OTC Narcan nasal spray “has not yet been officially submitted or reviewed.”