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San Diego County To Make Overdose Reversing Drug Available In Community

05/21/21

 

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