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Narcan is saving lives, health officials say

Narcan is saving lives, health officials say

August 12, 2019 07:14 PM

ONTARIO COUNTY (WHEC) -- Narcan is saving lives.

The number of overdose-related deaths dropped by 50 percent in Ontario County when compared to this time last year and according to the county's health department, Narcan may be the reason. 

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Narcan, or naloxone, is a drug that reverses overdoses from opioids such as heroin and fentanyl. The health department says the drug, combined with effective emergency care, increases a person's chance of survival from an overdose.

Narcan can be obtained without a prescription at a discounted rate at local pharmacies through the Naloxone Co-Payment Assistance Program. It can also be obtained by attending a local training. 

For more information on furture trainings, click here.

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