In New York, Don’t Leave Home Without Your Naloxone

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New Campaign Urges Residents to Carry Overdose Kits

To stem the rising tide of overdose deaths in New York, the state has launched an aggressive new campaign to educate people about the risk of overdoses, especially from powerful synthetic drugs like fentanyl.

Among various initiatives, the state is encouraging residents to carry a naloxone kit. These overdose kits are now carried over-the-counter at more than 2,000 pharmacies across the state, according to the Department of Health.

“Carry Naloxone to reverse an overdose and save a life,” an advertisement for the campaign reads. “If you see an overdose, call 911.”

“Fentanyl abuse is feeding this nation’s devastating opioid epidemic that destroys lives and families, and we are taking aggressive action to get these deadly drugs off our streets and protect communities across New York,” Cuomo said in a statement.

The state also has a program that covers up to $40 in co-pay for naloxone.

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