Senate Passes Bill To Teach Adolescents Dangers Of Fentanyl

The bill, known as Laken's Law, is named after Morgan Laken, who died from a fentanyl overdose in 2021. It requires students to be taught about fentanyl, heroin, and opioid awareness, prevention and abuse, addiction, community resources, substance abuse among young people, and how to administer opioid reversal agents like Narcan. The instruction will begin in the 2024-2025 school year. 

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Organizers Celebrate Success Of Save A Life Day

The number of Naloxone doses distributed on Save A Life Day more than doubled this year.

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Save A Life Day To Distribute Narcan

An event that started in West Virginia's Kanawha Valley has now spread to all 13 federally recognized Appalachian states.

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FDA Approves Nasal Naloxone For Over The Counter Use

Until recently, Narcan was only available with a prescription, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a specific naloxone product for use without a prescription: a four-milligram naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray.

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