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12/14/2018

More Than 6000 Kits of Naloxone Distributed as Part of Stop Overdoses in Pa: Get Help Now Week

Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration distributed 6105 kits of naloxone as part of Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week, a statewide initiative to get the overdose reversal medication naloxone to Pennsylvanians and get help for residents suffering from the disease of opioid-use disorder.

“It is essential for people to have the lifesaving medication naloxone on hand,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We are excited that Pennsylvanians are stepping up to help save lives. After the success of this event, we will work to determine if this can be done more frequently.”

As part of Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week, thousands of residents went to a state health center, county/municipal health department or other location to pick up naloxone for free. Hundreds more left their names and will be contacted in the coming weeks to ensure they have naloxone on hand.

“It is important that people are aware that they can also go to their local pharmacy on any day to get the overdose reversal medication naloxone,” Dr. Levine said. “This medication reverses the effects of an opioid overdose and gives the patient a chance at recovery.”

“We cannot get someone into treatment if they are dead,” Governor Wolf said. “Naloxone saves lives and we should all carry it because you never know when you will get the chance to help someone. This year alone, emergency medical services have saved more than 9,000 Pennsylvanians using naloxone and transported 92 percent of them to the hospital for treatment.”

Since Governor Wolf first signed a heroin and opioid disaster declaration in January, 16 state agencies have continuously worked to fight the opioid epidemic and have made significant progress to help individuals and families dealing with this crisis. Some accomplishments include waiving birth certificate fees for individuals seeking treatment, using federal Medicaid funding in treatment facilities to provide more than 12,000 individuals access to medically necessary treatment, and providing career services to people who have been impacted by the opioid epidemic and plan to return to work.

For more information on Pennsylvania’s response to the opioid crisis visit https://www.pa.gov/guides/opioid-epidemic/#StopOverdosesinPAWeek.

MEDIA CONTACT: Nate Wardle, 717-787-1783

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

 Below is a total of the number of doses that were distributed by coordinating location in each county:

Facility County

Facility Name

Total Dispensed

Adams

Adams County SHC

36

Allegheny

Allegheny County Health Department

926

Armstrong

Armstrong County SHC

23

Beaver

Beaver County SHC

42

Bedford

Bedford County SHC

18

Berks

Berks County SHC

93

Blair

Blair County SHC

30

Bradford

Bradford/Sullivan SHC

24

Bucks

Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission

472

Butler

Butler County SHC

66

Cambria

Cambria County SHC

60

Cameron

Cameron County Recreation Center

9

Carbon

Carbon County SHC

48

Centre

Centre Life Link EMS

42

Chester

Chester County Department of Health

246

Clarion

Clarion County SHC

12

Clearfield

Clearfield County SHC

18

Clinton

Clinton County SHC

12

Columbia

Columbia County SHC

18

Crawford

Crawford County SHC

63

Cumberland

Cumberland County SHC

72

Dauphin

Dauphin County SHC

126

Delaware

Delaware County SHC

96

Elk

Elk/Cameron County SHC

15

Erie

Erie County Dept of Health

120

Erie

Blasco Library

30

Fayette

Fayette County SHC

11

Forest

Forest County SHC

42

Franklin

Franklin County SHC

12

Fulton

Fulton County SHC

12

Greene

Greene County SHC

12

Huntingdon

Huntingdon County SHC

12

Indiana

Indiana County SHC

30

Jefferson

Jefferson County SHC

12

Juniata

Juniata County SHC

12

Lackawanna

Lackawanna County SHC

66

Lancaster

Lancaster County SHC

162

Lawrence

Lawrence County SHC

48

Lebanon

Lebanon County SHC

36

Lehigh

Lehigh County SHC

84

Lehigh

Allentown City Bureau of Health

98

Luzerne

Luzerne County SHC

72

Luzerne

Wilkes-Barre City Health Department

168

Lycoming

Lycoming County SHC

54

McKean

McKean County SHC

18

Mercer

Mercer County SHC

42

Mifflin

Mifflin County SHC

18

Monroe

Monroe County SHC

54

Montgomery

Montgomery County Office of PH - Norristown Center

318

Montour

Montour County SHC

12

Northampton

Northampton County SHC

45

Northampton

Bethlehem City Bureau of Health

76

Northumberland

Northumberland County SHC

36

Perry

Perry County SHC

18

Philadelphia

Philadelphia Department of Public Health

1027

Pike

Pike County SHC

18

Potter

Potter County SHC

12

Schuylkill

Schuylkill County SHC

48

Snyder

Selinsgrove Center

12

Somerset

Somerset County SHC

24

Sullivan

Dushore Fire Dept

12

Susquehanna

Susquehanna County SHC

12

Tioga

Tioga County SHC

12

Union

Union County SHC

12

Venango

Venango County SHC

24

Warren

Warren County SHC

12

Washington

Washington County SHC

57

Wayne

Wayne County SHC

18

Westmoreland

Westmoreland County SHC

90

Westmoreland

Monessen SHC

37

Wyoming

Wyoming County SHC

18

York

York County SHC

84

York

York City Bureau of Health

127

 

 

 

 

TOTAL:

6105


 

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