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Pennsylvania Set To Give Away Free Naloxone

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PA Giving Away Overdose Drug

First reported by Wtae.com

Summary:

  • 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.  

Questions:

  • 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?

Article:

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.

Read More: https://www.wtae.com/article/wolf-administration-distribute-free-naloxone-december-across-pennsylvania-to-help-stop-overdoses/25422411

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