First responders receiving Narcan; anti overdose medication


Frankfort, Ky.–Governor Matt Bevin says first responders in parts of Kentucky are receiving doses of Narcan to help fight drug overdoses.

EKBtv reports

A partnership between state officials and AETNA will give 720 doses of the medication to first responders in northern Kentucky and Appalachian regions in an effort to prevent drug overdose deaths.

Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky soared to unprecedented levels in 2016 .. jumping seven point four percent .. according to a report from the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy.

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