Pennsylvania Governor Wolf’s Administration to Distribute More Free Naloxone

Later in September, Pennsylvania will recognize “Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week” by making free Naloxone available at 95 location across the state. The free Naloxone will be available on two days while supplies last: Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Click here for a list of the locations.  Other commonwealth opioid use disorder activities and progress:

  • Through a standing order, Naloxone, used to reverse an overdose caused by an opioid by blocking the effects of opioids on the brain, is available to any Pennsylvanian through pharmacies across the commonwealth for anyone who may need it
  • According to the state Department of Health, more than 25,000 people have been revived with Naloxone by police officers and EMS providers in Pennsylvania since November 2014
  • In December 2018, the commonwealth distributed over 5,000 naloxone kits across Pennsylvania
  • Gov. Wolf announced in August that opioid related overdose deaths have decreased by 18 percent over the past 12 months
  • Gov. Wolf this week announced another renewal of the state opioid disaster declaration, the seventh one since he first made the declaration on Jan. 10, 2018