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Hill County Health Department praises new Narcan availability

Last week, the Federal Food and Drug Administration approved over-the-counter Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses, and local health officials have praised the move, saying it will not only increase accessibility to the drug, but decrease pushback surrounding drug addiction treatment.

“It will hopefully get rid of some of that stigma,” Hill County Public Health Director Kim Berg said.

Berg said she thinks this is a great development that will hopefully save lives.

Narcan is a drug specifically tailored to reverse the effects of opioid overdose, one the department has had available for...

 

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