Oregon will provide overdose reversal medication to hundreds of schools, but won't track its use

Posted on AllSides December 7th, 2023
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Schools are stocking up on naloxone, often bought under the brand name Narcan, as youth overdoses increase. But data-gathering is not included in Oregon's plan. SALEM, Ore. — Oregon will send free doses of naloxone, the medication that reverses opioid overdoses, to schools across the state. It's not a novel idea — Washington has been doing it for years — but the Oregon Health Authority's plan includes a concerning gap. Naloxone, often bought under the brand name Narcan, is an easy-to-use nasal spray that can reverse an overdose. It’s championed...

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