State To Distribute Free Anti-Overdose Medication Next Week

Pennsylvania is expanding efforts to make the anti-overdose medication naloxone available to the public with a statewide distribution day next week. Officials say naloxone will be provided free to any state resident from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 13th. It can reverse overdoses by blocking opioids’ effect on the brain and respiratory system. The Wolf administration says over the past four years more than 20,000 people in Pennsylvania have been revived by police and emergency medical services responders using naloxone. Locally, the naloxone willl be given away at state health centers in Bloomsburg, Danville, and Sunbury.