March 10, 2023
The Shapiro administration provided an update about Pennsylvania’s naloxone program and how to access the life-saving opioid reversal medication.
“Anyone can save a life by administering naloxone to a person who is experiencing an opioid overdose,” said Dr. Debra Bogen, the state’s acting health secretary. “I encourage Pennsylvanians to obtain naloxone from a pharmacy, community give-away event, or other sources—and learn how to give it."
Here’s what you need to know:
Additionally, Pennsylvania partners with Prevention Point Pittsburgh and NEXT Distro to support a statewide mail-based naloxone program for Pennsylvania residents to request and receive naloxone for free by mail.
HAP continues to support policies and legislation that address the state’s opioid crisis and improve our behavioral health care system. Learn more about our behavioral health advocacy.
Additional information about the state’s naloxone program is available online.
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