New directive for overdose reversal drug naloxone-will cost taxpayers thousands

There is a new directive for the overdose reversal drug naloxone.

The state’s top doctor just told first responders to leave it behind after they revive overdose victims.

But that directive is causing confusion for local first responders.

First responders in Pittsburgh used naloxone more than 1,500 times in 2016 alone and now Gov. Tom Wolf wants to get the drug into even more people’s hands.

This will double the doses of narcan the state would need to purchase, doubling the fees associated to revive overdose victims of their own doing.



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