The Washington Post reports the distribution would drastically increase the availability of the anti-overdose drug naloxone.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a variety of bills into law this week. Some of them include allowing naloxone in schools, shooting nuisance animals from a car and restarting stalled developments in Northern Virginia.
Multiple inmates and employees at an Ohio state prison received an overdose-reversal drug Wednesday morning after being exposed to an unknown substance, authorities said.
All Virginia State Police officers on patrol will have access to the drug naloxone, an antidote to opioid overdose, by the beginning of July.
Central Virginia Health District will provide the the opioid overdose antidote naloxone in its secondary schools in Lynchburg City Schools at no cost.
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About 200 officers have been trained to administer a lifesaving overdose drug. Montgomery County has seen a 145 percent increase in opioid overdoses in the last four years.
Prince William County will train every officer in the department to use an overdose reversal drug by February as part of an effort to combat the opioid crisis that has gripped the state.
In honor of his late friend, a Great Falls man vowed to hike the entire Appalachian Trail to raise money and educate the public about the opioid reversal drug naloxone.
Montgomery County schools will have naloxone kits this September. The drug is used to reverse overdoses from opioids.
In the midst of the opioid epidemic, an easy-to-use nasal spray version of naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of opioids, can potentially save lives in a matter of seconds.
A prescription drug that can reverse an opioid overdose is now being made available to Marylanders without a prescription. Previously, the drug naloxone was only available to people trained in overdose response.
Lawmakers passed the “Start Talking Maryland Act,” which requires schools not only to stock an overdose-reversal drug, but also to develop lesson plans on the risks of opioids — starting in the third grade.
As Maryland continues to struggle with a growing heroin crisis, Democratic lawmakers on Friday called to open new treatment centers, expand access to Naloxone at public schools and directing state funding toward drug courts all aimed at slowing down the rate of deadly overdoses.
HB1453 allows state-certified instructors who teach administering naloxone to also dispense the drug to those in their classes.
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