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Columbus Declares Emergency Funding for Opiate Epidemic

Columbus Declares Emergency Funding for Opiate Epidemic

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According to NBC4i, Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of heroin overdose and other drugs, will be the target of emergency funding.

City Council and Columbus Public Health (CPH) are partnering with Equitas Health to contribute $10,000 each to fight the opiate crisis and provide Narcan to people that don’t have insurance or can’t afford it, according to NBC4i.

CPH released a report that found the number of people experiencing a drug overdose increased 25% earlier this year.

Equitas Health Pharmacist Phil Pauvlinch said to NBC4i that should you ever have to administer Narcan to someone that is overdosing, 911 should still be called to ensure that person can be seen by a medical professional.

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