(06/07/2018)
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health announced plans to distribute Naloxone statewide to emergency first responders for opioid crisis.

West Virginia health officials have announced plans to distribute Naloxone statewide to emergency first responders.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health has purchased a $1 million supply of Naloxone kits, about 34,000 doses.

The Naloxone kits include a 2mg Naloxone syringe and atomizer.

The kits were purchased with funding from the West Virginia Legislature to DHHR’s Office of Drug Control Policy.

DRRH says it plans to distribute the Naloxone doses in the following amounts:

29% (10,000 doses) to support EMS response across the state.

24% (8,200 doses) to West Virginia Fire Marshall’s Office for fire departments.

22% (7,800 doses) to West Virginia State Police (WVSP).

The remaining Naloxone doses will go to eight high priority counties, who will each get 1,000 doses, including Berkeley, Cabell, Harrison, Kanawha, Mercer, Monongalia, Ohio, and Raleigh counties.


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