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Free overdose-reversing drug naloxone will be distributed this month across Pennsylvania

The drug will be available at 95 locations across the state on Sept. 18 and 25.
By Brett Sholtis

Pittsburgh celebration marks lives saved in opioid epidemic

The celebration, which was co-hosted by the mayor’s office and Prevention Point Pittsburgh, recognized those who have been revived from an overdose, and those who revived them. 

By Sarah Boden/WESA

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State mulls more naloxone handouts after strong demand

"People have to be alive to get the help that they need. It gives people a chance to choose recovery again."
By Katie Meyer and Brett Sholtis

Updated: December 13, 2018 | 3:22 pm

The state is offering paramedics a type of naloxone the Health Department says they shouldn’t use

The Department of Health's policy directs the use of intravenous doses, not the nasal spray
By Brett Sholtis

State prepares to give out free overdose reversal drugs Thursday

The effort is intended to make the opioid overdose reversal drug more accessible to people who may need to use it on friends or family members
By Katie Meyer