Last year alone, our first responders administered more than 20,000 doses of Narcan, the lifesaving opioid overdose reversal drug. In many cases, those doses saved a life.
Back in 2015, we discovered that the prices for this drug were skyrocketing. That’s why I worked with the Legislature and the Department of Public Health to create a state fund that allows our police departments, firefighters, EMTs, and cities and towns to buy these drugs at a heavily discounted price. This year, I was proud to announce an additional $400,000 will be directed to this fund to ensure this lifesaving work can continue.
That’s why we’ve also called on the business community to support the state fund that helps our communities buy Narcan.
If you or your organization is interested in donating to this fund, please go HERE.