Valley Cab Carrying Naloxone

A local cab company in the Rogue Valley is now carrying naloxone in all of its cars to fight the heroin epidemic.

Posted: May 9, 2018 11:22 PM
Updated: May 9, 2018 11:27 PM

MEDFORD, Ore.-- Valley Cab Owner Craig Owen says all six of their cars will now be carrying naloxone in the glove department so if they see something and are able to save someone's life, they'll have that chance.

Craig Owen says, "Why don't we carry naloxone? We're seeing so much of this on the street, we're running into it in our back alley here."

Julia Pinsky says, "It makes perfect sense, cab drivers see people at all strange hours of the day and night."

Craig Owen says, "There's been occasions where people get in our cab and people are nodding out and sick and we get them to the hospital as soon as we can."

Julia Pinsky says, "Maybe they're intoxicated they're going home and there's a good chance maybe they've been using drugs."

Eliana Sheriff says, "Do you know from Max's Mission if other cab companies are being trained on this?"

Craig Owen says, "Nobody has yet, I think we are the first in Josephine and Jackson County, and hopefully the other companies will follow suit and we'll have that many more vehicles around town that could save a life."

Julia Pinsky says, "It's good especially knowing there's really strong drugs out there that if they're willing to respond that they can respond, and we appreciate that."

Craig Owen says, "You never know if you save a life, that might be where they turn it around and get the help they need and be productive again."

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