Pennsylvania Department of Health announces Stop Overdoses in PA Week, December 10-14, 2018

Stop Overdoses in PA Week is a statewide initiative to give the overdose-reversal medication naloxone to Pennsylvanians for free and get help for residents suffering from the disease of opioid-use disorder.

“Last year, more than 5,000 Pennsylvanians died from an opioid overdose, and we all have to work together to stop this trend,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “My administration is making the overdose-reversal medication naloxone available for free on December 13 to any Pennsylvanian who wants it at 71 locations throughout the state . While naloxone will stop the overdose, it’s important to also call 911 for additional life-saving help and to get the patient to a hospital.”

During Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week, residents will be able to go to a state health center, and some local health departments on December 13 to get the overdose reversal medication naloxone. This medication reverses the effects of an opioid overdose and gives the patient a chance at recovery.

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