Non-Prescription Sale of Syringes (NPSS)


Injection drug use and sharing syringes or other injection equipment increase the spread of blood-borne diseases.  Individuals who are actively using injection drugs are more likely to share syringes if they do not have access to clean ones.  When this happens, HIV and hepatitis B and C spread rapidly, not just to the drug users, but also to their sexual partners.  Studies have found that offering an accessible alternative to needle sharing will help reduce the transmission of HIV and hepatitis C among this population.


California Assembly Bill 1743 (Ting, Chapter 331, Statutes of 2014) permits physicians and pharmacists in California to furnish or sell syringes without a prescription to adults 18 years of age or older for disease prevention purposes.  Participating pharmacies must provide a means for safe syringe disposal as well as information on how to access drug treatment, access HIV and hepatitis testing and treatment, and safely dispose of sharps waste.  Participation is optional and the best way to find out if a particular pharmacy provides NPSS is to contact them directly.  A list of pharmacies known to offer NPSS in Sacramento County is listed below. 


Pharmacies with NPSS as of 12/11/2017

Pharmacy Name
Address
Zip Code
Anderson Bros. Leader Pharmacy
2374 Florin Rd.
95822
Cares Community Health Pharmacy
1500 21st Street
95814
CVS Pharmacy
7465 Rush Reiver Dr. #500
95831
CVS Pharmacy
1587 W. El Camino Ave.
95833
CVS Pharmacy
5039 Folsom Blvd.
95819
CVS Pharmacy
1701 K Street 
95814
Knott’s Leader Pharmacy
6620 Coyle Avenue Suite 102
95608
Pucci's Leader Pharmacy 
2821 J Street 
95816
South Sacramento Leader Pharmacy 
5385 Franklin Blvd.
95831
Rite Aid Pharmacy
831 K Street 
95814
Rite Aid Pharmacy
2419 Del Paso Blvd 
95815
Rite Aid Pharmacy
1125 Alhambra Blvd.
95816
Rite Aid Pharmacy
2801 K St. Suite 100
95816
Rite Aid Pharmacy
5610 Stockton Blvd 
95824
Rite Aid Pharmacy
4980 Freeport Blvd.
95822
Rite Aid Pharmacy
4020 Florin Road 
95823
Rite Aid Pharmacy
2751 Del Paso Road 
95835
Rite Aid Pharmacy
2101 S Street 
95816
Rite Aid Pharmacy
4221 Norwood Ave.
95835
Rite Aid Pharmacy
7900 Florin Road, Suite 5
95828
Rite Aid Pharmacy
7860 Gerber Road 
95828
Rite Aid Pharmacy
980 Florin Road 
95831

 



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