PA Giving Away Overdose Drug
First reported by Wtae.com
- Pennsylvania is one of the states that’s been hit the hardest by the opioid crisis. That’s why they’re giving away free doses of the overdose-stopping drug naloxone.
- Next Thursday, the State Health Department will be giving away free doses to anyone who asks in about 80 different locations statewide, the largest such giveaway ever held.
- Pennsylvania saw more than 5,300 overdose deaths in 2017, more than any other state.
- Does giving away naloxone help the opioid crisis, or does it just encourage even more drug use?
- What’s the best way to stop opioid abuse?
Naloxone will be supplied free of charge to any resident of Pennsylvania who wants it at almost 80 locations throughout the state next Thursday, according to a statement by the Wolf administration.
Naloxone is a drug that can reverse an opioid overdose by blocking the brain effects of opioids.
Each kit contains 2 doses. No personal information will be asked for or collected. If you’re not a @MontcoPA resident, stop in at 1 of the approximately 80 other facilities around the state on Thursday. @PennLive published a list; see https://t.co/WpfOOJxIzD
— William Madway (@thtleader) December 6, 2018
Free naloxone can be obtained at the Lebanon County State Health Center at 9 N. 9th St. on Thu., Dec. 13. Commonly known by the brand name Narcan, it's used to reverse #opioid overdoses. #heroin #naloxone https://t.co/Fid1YaI7pC https://t.co/Iuta8Eu5mA
— Concerned Citizen (@ccoflebanonpa) December 6, 2018
Of course this is a heated argument. https://t.co/Wbd3e3LQgr
— Summer Sager (@HEELSager) December 6, 2018
You may or may not agree with this, but addiction doesn’t have a face or a certain demographic, and I’m so over burying people I care about. Educate yourselves. It could be YOUR brother, sister, friends or loved one that this saves. https://t.co/uOxKo0CjHA
— cigs & whiskey bruh (@smackjigglywhop) December 6, 2018