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LA County To Consider Supplying Libaries With Anti-Overdose Medication

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday will consider a proposal to place a supply of the overdose-reversal drug naloxone, or Narcan, at county libraries and train librarians how to administer it. “Narcan is easy to use, anyone can carry it, and it saves lives,” Supervisor Janice Hahn, who introduced the motion, said in a statement.

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(USA) It’s about to get easier to access affordable naloxone

Delayed by shipping wait times and packaged in nondescript cardboard, 100,000 doses of Pfizer’s injectable drug were delivered Wednesday by a driver who steered two massive pallets into an unassuming warehouse that is home to the newly created nonprofit Remedy Alliance, which is expected to distribute mass amounts of the drug that reverses opioid overdoses to smaller community groups. Eliza Wheeler, one of the founders of Remedy Alliance, took in the scene of the shoulder-high stacks.

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(USA) For the First Time, Harm Reduction Gets a Naloxone of Its Own

On August 1, Remedy Alliance/For the People, formerly known as the Opioid Safety and Naloxone Network Buyers Club, launched its online store and and began processing orders for injectable naloxone. It will fill them not only through its long-standing contract with Pfizer, but also through a second naloxone manufacturer, which Remedy Alliance cofounders confirmed to Filter is Hikma Pharmaceuticals.

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