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San Diego County To Make Overdose Reversing Drug Available In Community



San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, together with public health leaders, announced plans to increase community distribution of the medication — part of a harm reduction strategy that will be introduced during the June 8 Board of Supervisors meeting.

"We are stepping up our commitment to comprehensive harm reduction strategies," he said. "Making this life-saving medication more accessible helps to prevent overdose deaths and put San Diegans struggling with addiction on a better path to recovery."

Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse an opioid overdose and quickly restore normal respiration and alertness. READ MORE