Pennsylvania offering free naloxone at 80 different locations Thursday – WGAL Lancaster

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Pennsylvania offering free naloxone at 80 different locations Thursday – WGAL Lancaster

Pennsylvania offering free naloxone at 80 different locations Thursday

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WEBVTT SHE CHECKED HER CREDIT CARDS AND FOUND $4062 IN FRAUDULENT CHARGES. IF YOU KNOW WHO HE IS YOU’RE , YOU ARE ASKED TO CALL POLICE. RON: NOW TO OUR STATE OF ADDICTION COVERAGE. THE STATE REPORTS THAT SINCE 2014, MORE THAN 20,000 PENNSYLVANIANS HAVE HAD THEIR LIVES SAVED BY NALAXONE. SO ONE WAY TO INCREASE THAT NUMBER IS TO GIVE MORE PEOPLE ACCESS TO THE OVERDOSE REVERSING DRUG. HERE’S 8 ON YOUR SIDE GOVERNMENT REPORTER MIKE STRAUB. >> YOU HAVE TO BE ALIVE TO BE IN TREATMENT, AND NALOXONE IS THE FIRST STEP. MIKE: SO TO SAVE MORE LIVES, THE STATE IS WORKING TO PUT THE LIFE SAVING MEDICINE INTO AS MANY HANDS AS POSSIBLE. >> I THINK ONE OF THE CONCERNS ABOUT NALXONE IS ITS PRICE. ON THURSDAY, IT WILL BE FREE TO EVERY PENNSYLVANIAN. MIKE: THE GOVERNMENT CLAIMS THIS GIVES HELP NOW PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE FREE NALOXONE THIS THURSDAY. >> IF YOU LOOK AT YOUR LIFE AND YOU WILL BE IN SPACES WHERE THAT IS A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY, IT IS A GOOD THING TO HAVE NALOXONE, TO HAVE THAT AVAILABLE. IT IS A LIFE-SAVING THING. MIKE: THEY CAN ALSO TRAIN. >> WE CAN SHOW YOU HOW IT WORKS, IT IS VERY STRAIGHT AWKWARD, AND WE HAVE A PACKAGE THAT YOU CAN GO HOM

Pennsylvania offering free naloxone at 80 different locations Thursday

WGAL News 8

YORK COUNTY, Pa. —

The state reports that since 2014, more than 20,000 Pennsylvanians have had their lives saved by naloxone. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf says one way to increase that number is to give more people access to the overdose drug.

Watch WGAL News 8 On Your Side government reporter Mike Straub’s report above.

Today I’m launching Stop Overdoses in PA: #GetHelpNow week. As we battle the opioid crisis, we need to treat PA’ians with substance use disorder with the same care and respect as those with any other illness. Making free naloxone more available is the next step in #SavingPALives. pic.twitter.com/60safMlxGW

— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) December 10, 2018

– The free nalaxone is being paid for with a state grant

– State health offices across the state will be giving out the drug Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

See a ful list of health offices distributing the drug here

– Nalaxone is available at most pharmacies year round

– If you are suffering from addiction, call the hotline at 1-800-662-HELP to speak to a professional

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