naloxone

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The sound of sirens in Cabell County, West Virginia, has a good chance of indicating an overdose these days.

The county’s Emergency Medical Service had responded to 622 overdose calls this year as of September 24, according to Emergency Services Director Gordon Merry. Last year it was more than 900 overdoses, which surpassed the total of the previous three years combined.   

Kentucky Schools Offered Opioid Blocker

Aug 15, 2016
kentucky.com

    

With classes underway in many sections of Kentucky, school officials are considering stocking a life-saving drug.  It is being used to reverse the effects of an opioid related overdose.

krrph.com

    

Pharmacists across Kentucky are being trained how to properly administer the drug Naloxone.  University of Kentucky officials hope the potentially lifesaving medication will soon be available as a nasal spray.

news.tic.tac.org.uk

    A drug designed to reduce heroin related overdoses has received a makeover.  A year from now, a prescription for Naloxone may come in the form of a nasal spray.