Nonprofit Fears Spike In Overdoses As Supply Of Naloxone Dwindles To Nothing
The group says it has saved at least 117 people in the past four months, but this weekend it will run out of its overdose antidote.
Orange County Register:
O.C. Nonprofit: After 117 Lives Saved, We're Running Out Of Drug That Blocks Heroin Overdoses
On Saturday, an Orange County nonprofit will run out of a heroin-blocking medication that it distributes weekly, eliminating the county’s only free supply of a drug the group says has revived at least 117 people from overdoses over the past four months. Since late February, the Solace Foundation, working with the Orange County Needle Exchange Program, has distributed 610 kits of naloxone at the Santa Ana Civic Center. The drug has provided heroin users with an easy-to-administer medication that blocks the effects of opiates, reversing potentially fatal overdoses in seconds. (Graham, 6/30)