More than 45,000 naloxone doses distributed during Save A Life Day, organizers say 

BY: - October 5, 2023

During last month’s Save A Life Day, more than 45,000 doses of the opioid overdose antagonist medication naloxone were distributed throughout Appalachia, organizers announced Wednesday. “We moved so much naloxone and so many people said on the survey ‘I could have done more if we had had more,” coordinator Iris Sidikman said during a call […]

Narcan is now available over the counter, but its price may be a barrier to access in WV

BY: - September 20, 2023

This month, for the first time, a version of the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone is available over the counter in retail stores across the country. The federal Food and Drug Administration earlier this year approved a 4-milligram nasal spray of Narcan to be sold without a prescription. Drug manufacturer Emergent BioSolutions has set its […]

Teams distribute more than 2,000 naloxone kits across Kanawha County on Save A Life Day

BY: - September 15, 2023

Standing In the hallway of a Charleston church, Lindsay Acree patiently talks a man through the signs of an opioid overdose, and tells him how to administer a nasal spray version of naloxone, a drug that reverses them.  Not far from them are nearly a dozen people who have come to a drop-in program at […]

Free naloxone distribution day expands to 13 states this year

BY: - September 12, 2023

An annual naloxone distribution event that started with two West Virginia counties in 2020 will expand this year to 180 counties across all 13 Appalachian states. Save a Life Day will take place on Thursday, Sept. 14. Coordinator Iris Sidikman said naloxone, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses, faces less stigma today than it did […]