Overdose antidote is widely available in NYS

August 25, 2015
by Michelle Faust
North Country Public Radio

The state’s most recent budget dedicated $272,000 to training school nurses in how to administer the overdose treatment. The Harm Reduction Coalition is also working with the state prison system to get former inmates trained in naloxone. Could these efforts be paying off? A report released last month by the advocacy group, Trust for America’s Health, implies they are. The report ranked New York’s rate of overdose deaths eighth lowest in the nation and links the rate to access to naloxone.

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