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Governor Carney to Sign Naloxone Access Bill in Delaware

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DELAWARE- Governor John Carney is expected to sign a bill to increase pharmacy access to naloxone in Delaware. 

In an effort to reduce the number of drug overdoses in the state Governor Carney would need to sign Senate Bill 48, making naloxone an over the counter purchase at pharmacies. 

Naloxone is a life saving antidote for opioid overdoses.  The use of naloxone has soared this past year.  Delaware alone reported 1,500 uses in 2016.  Over 866 naloxone administrations were reported just in the first half of this year. 

Maryland passed a similar bill this year that allowed more than just first responders access to naloxone.

 

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