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California considers mandating naloxone in schools to prevent opioid deaths

California schools can already carry naloxone, and many do, Patterson said. The Los Angeles Unified School District announced in September that it planned to make naloxone — also known by the brand name Narcan — available at every campus, as well as to take other safety and support measures. The announcement was made after several students in the district died of suspected fentanyl poisoning.

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(USA) New Federal Guidance Aims To Improve Naloxone Access

Harm reduction programs will face fewer barriers to obtaining and distributing naloxone — a lifesaving drug which can rapidly reverse an opioid overdose — thanks to new federal guidance. Issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in September and effective immediately upon release, the new guidance clarifies existing laws and regulations regarding the distribution of naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan.

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Naloxone Campaign Wins Award

Havas Lynx Group Manchester on winning Silver at the Effies (Marketing Awards) with the ‘Hidden Lifesavers’ naloxone awareness campaign. This was the first campaign of its kind in the UK, raising awareness of accidental overdose and the importance of carrying naloxone.

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