County Executive Page Leads St. Louis County Effort to Offer Increased Accessibility of Naloxone (Narcan®)

 

St. Louis County, MO (February 21, 2020) - County Executive Sam Page will join the Department of Public Health on Monday, February 24 to announce a new initiative that will increase availability of naloxone (commonly distributed under the brand name Narcan®) to the public.

Naloxone can reverse the process of opioid overdose and is a critical tool for intervention. Increasing access to naloxone is a priority for the Health Department and has been identified as a key tactic in harm reduction initiatives. Making it easier for community members and organizations to recognize the signs of overdose, as well as how to apply naloxone is yet another way St. Louis County’s Health Department is working to demonstrate that “Anyone Can” be part of the solution.

Monday’s press event is the next step in the County’s ongoing Opioid Action Plan.

Monday, February 24, 2020, 10 a.m.

John C. Murphy Health Center, 6121 North Hanley Road, Berkeley, MO 63134

County Executive Page, members of the Health Department and community partners will make remarks, demonstrate proper application of naloxone, and welcome questions afterward.