These high prices are a specific kit with pre-filled syringes and attached atomizers for nasal administration that is FDA approved for poorly trained first responders. If the user can be taught to draw up naloxone from a vial and switch to an appropriate needle for injection or a nasal atomizer then the price falls sharply to commodity generic drug pricing.
Anybody in the area that thinks that they might have to respond to an opiate overdose (uses opiates or has friends/family who do) can easily get a naloxone kit from and training several sources in Seattle
. Users should also know they are protected from prosecution
and can't get in trouble if they call 911 to get somebody who has overdosed help.