More Southern Oregonians train how to use naloxone

More Southern Oregonians train how to use naloxone

Posted: Nov. 16, 2017 11:20 PM
Updated: Nov. 17, 2017 12:50 AM

MEDFORD, Ore.-- More people in the Rogue Valley are getting trained on how to use Naloxone.

It’s an opioid overdose reversal drug.

People came to the Medford Public Library Thursday night to learn how to administer the drug, and take some home with them for free.

The drug comes as a nasal spray or an injection and both forms were given away to anyone who felt they needed it.

Max’s Mission says it’s important that people have the drug on hand just in case.

Julia Pinsky says, “You know, a lot of people live out where it's going to take maybe twenty minutes for people to receive EMT services so having Naloxone on hand is the difference between life and death or severe brain damage."

Pinsky says they’ve trained hundreds of people in the past year.
For more information on which pharmacies carry naloxone in the Rogue Valley, click here. 

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