Soon Saskatchewan will become the third province to unschedule naloxone after a new bylaw change will allow naloxone to become more readily avaliable.
The bylaw change allows naloxone kits to be issued without the involvement of a pharmacist.
The life saving drug had previously been listed as a Schedule 2 drug meaning it was only available from a pharmacist.
It was kept behind the counter to ensure pharmacists provide individuals with training on how to administer the drug before purchasing a kit.
The other two provinces to make the move include BC and Alberta.
Health minister Jim Reiter says people will be able to buy the kits over the counter at a pharmacy or at other businesses that may carry them.