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Free naloxone: Pa. Plans the country's largest source of overdose abuse

Free doses of naloxone will be given to all who ask dozens of places across Pennsylvania next Thursday, December 13th.…

Free doses of naloxone will be given to all who ask dozens of places across Pennsylvania next Thursday, December 13th.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health believes it is the largest such distribution ever held in the United States, spokesman Nate Wardle said.

Naloxone is the medicine that can reverse an overdose of an opioid drug such as heroin or a prescription pain reliever that saves the lives of someone who was on the verge of death.

Next week’s distribution comes shortly after the latest figures from the United States Disease Control and Prevention Center showed that Pennsylvania led the nation with 5,388 overdose deaths in 201


Dose conversion rates containing two doses will be given to a resident of Pennsylvania displayed in one of about 80 locations throughout the state. The state recommends doses for anyone close to someone who can overdose. The dose is of nasal spray held under the victim’s nose.

“The goal is to get naloxone in the hands of people who need it”, according to Wardle, who added that the ultimate goal is to get the person who went to drug treatment.

The state sends a total of 5000 kits to the given locations, with one or more locations in almost all counties. Wardle said that the amount sent to each site is based on things including population, the local overdose rate and the number of emergency services requires overdose.

The doses will be paid from $ 5 million in the state budget 2017-2018 to pay for naloxone for first respondents as ambulance staff and police who routinely encounter individuals who have overdosed.

Wardle said the state health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine cleared the way anyone would get and use naloxone without a prescription and given the presence of overdoses, everyone in Pennsylvania is considered a “first responder.”

Pennsylvania has long been among the national leaders in drug overdose deaths. According to the latest figures, its overdose rate is more than twice the national average. Wardle said that next week’s resignation is not related to any new developments, and planning of things like responding to the given sites has been in work for weeks.

Wardle said there is no way to know if 5000 kits will suffice to provide anyone who can show up on Thursday. “We would absolutely love to distribute all naloxone and not have any left,” he said.

Wardle also pointed out that naloxone can be obtained free of charge at pharmacies for anyone covered by the state’s Medicaid program.

That most of the 13th decades, naloxon kit will be distributed from kl. 11 to 16

Here is a complete list of places:

Adams County:

Adams County State Health Center – 424 E. Middle St., Suite 1, Gettysburg.

Allegheny County:

Allegheny County Health Department of Immunization Clinic, Hartley Rose Building, 425 First Ave, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Health Department Pharmacy – 425 First Ave., 4th floor, Pittsburgh.

Duquesne University Pharmacy – 1860 Center Ave. .

Millvale Community Center – 501 Lincoln Ave. Pittsburgh.

Turtle Creek Fire Department – 125 Monroeville Ave., Turtle Creek.

Armstrong County:

Armstrong County State Health Center – 245 Butler Rd., Suite 1, Kittanning.

Beaver County: 19659002] Beaver County State Health Center – 500 Water Street, Suite 104, Bridgewater.

Bedford County:

Bedford County State Health Center – 130 Vindersmith Ave, Suite A, Bedford.

Berks County:

] Berks County State Health Center – 625 Cherry St., Room 401, Reading.

Blair County:

State Health Center in Blair County – 615 Howard Ave., Suite 101, Altoona.

Bradford County:

] Bradford / Sullivan County State Health Center – 142 Colonial Dr., Towanda.

Bucks County:

Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission – 600 Louis Dr., Suite 102A, Warminster.

Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center – 1286 Veterans Hwy., Suite 6D, Bristol.

Quakertown Branch of the Bucks County Free Library – 401 W. Mill St., Quakertown.

Butler County:

Butler County State Health Center – 100 Brugh Ave, Suite 201, Butler.

Cambria County:

Cambria County State Health Center – 184 Donald Ln., Suite 1, Johnstown.

Cameron County:

Cameron County Recreation Center – 300 S. Chestnut St., Emporium.

Carbon County:

Carbon County State Health Center

Center County:

Center Life Link EMS – 2580 Park Center Blvd., State College.

Chester County:

Chester County Department of Health

Clarion County State Health Center – Applewood Center, 162 S. 2nd Suite D, Clarion.

Clearfield County:

Clearfield County State Health Center – 1125 Linden St., Suite 1, Clearfield.

Clinton County:

Clinton County State Health Center – 215 E. Church St., Lock Haven.

Columbia County:

Columbia County State Health Center – 327 Columbia Blvd., Suite 2, Bloomsburg.

Crawford County:

Crawford County State Health Center – 847 N. Main St., Suite 101, Meadville.

County Cumberland:

Cumberland County State Health Center – 431 E. North St., Carlisle.

Dauphin County:

Dauphin County State Health Center – 30 Kline Plaza, Harrisburg.

Delaware County:

Delaware County State Health Center – 151 W. Fifth St, Suite 1, Chester.

Elk County:

Elk / Cameron County State Health Center – 778 Washington Rd., St. Mary.

Erie County:

Blasco Library, 2088 Interchange Rd., Erie.

Fayette County:

Fayette County State Health Center – 100 New Salem Rd.

Skogland County:

State Health Center for the Forestry Federation – 305 S. Elm St., Tionesta.

Franklin County:

19659002] Franklin County State Health Center – 375 Floral Ave, Suite 1, Chambersburg.

Fulton County:

Fulton County State Health Center – 182 Buchanan Trail, Suite C, McConnellsburg.

Greene County:

Greene County State Health Center – 101 Greene Plaza, Waynesburg.

Huntingdon County:

Huntingdon County State Health Center – 6311 Margy Dr, Suite 1, Huntingdon. County:

Indiana County State Health Center – 75 N. 2nd St, Indiana.

Jefferson County:

Jefferson County State Health Center – 200 Prushnok Dr., Suite 202A, Punxsutawney.

Juniata County

Juniata County State Health Center – 809 Market St., Port Royal.

Lackawanna County:

Lackawanna County State Health Center – Scranton State Office Building, 100 Lackawanna Avenue, Room 110, Scranton.

Lancaster County:

Lancaster County State Health Center – 1661 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster.

Lawrence County:

Lawrence County State Health Center – 106 Margaret St., New Castle.

Lebanon County:

] Lebanon County State Health Center – 9 N. 9th St, L

Lehigh County:

Lehigh County State Health Center – 3730 Lehigh St., Suite 206, Whitehall.

Allentown City Bureau of Health – Alliance Hall, 245 North 6th St., Allentown.

Luzerne County:

Luzerne County State Health Center – 665 Carey Ave., Suite 2, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706

Wilkes-Barre City Health Department – 71 N. Franklin St., Kirby Health Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Lycoming County:

Lycoming County State Health Center – 1000 Commerce Park Dr, Suite 109, Williamsport.

McKean County:

McKean County State Health Center – 84-90 Boylston St.

Mercer County:

Mercer County State Health Center – 25 McQuiston Dr., Jackson Center.

Mifflin County:

Mifflin County State Health Center – 21 S. Brown St., Suite 2A, Lewistown.

Monroe County:

Monroe County State Health Center – 1972 W. Main St., Suite 102, Stroudsburg. [19659002] Montgomery County:

Montgomery County Office of Public Health – Norristown Center, 1430 DeKalb St., Norristown.

Montgomery County Office of Public Health – Pottstown Center, 346 King St., Pottstown.

Montgomery County Public Health Office – Willow Grove Center, 102 York Rd., Suite 401, Willow Grove.

Montour County:

Montour County State Health Center – 329 Church St., Danville.

Northampton County:

] Northampton County State Health Center – 1600 Northampton St., Easton.

Bethlehem City Health Bureau – 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem.

Northumberland County:

Northumberland County State Health Center – 247 Pennsylvania Ave

Perry County:

Perry County State Health Center – 153 Red Hill Road, Newport.

Philadelphia County:

Holmesburg Library – 7801 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, 11.00 to 5.30 pm

Lucien E. Blackwell West Library – 125 S. 52, St., Philadelphia, 11.00 to 5.30

] McPherson Square Library – 601 E. Indiana Ave., Philadelphia, 11.00 to 5.30

South Philly Library – 1700 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, 11am to 5:30

Pike County:

Pike County State Health Center – 10 Buist Rd., Suite 401, Milford.

Potter County:

Potter County State Health Center – 295 US Route 6 West, Suite 1, Coudersport,.

Schuylkill County:

Schuylkill County State Health Center – A Norwegian plaza, Suite 103, Pottsville.

Snyder County:

Selinsgrove Center

Somerset County State Health Center – 651 S. Center Ave., Somerset.

Sullivan County:

Dushore Fire Department – 212 Julia St., Dushore

Susquehanna County:

Susquehanna County State Health Center – 157 Spruce St., Montrose.

Tioga County:


Union County State Health Center – 1610 Industrial Blvd., Suite 100, Lewisburg.

Venango County:

Venango County State Health Center – 3298 State Route 257, Seneca.

Warren County:

Warren County State Health Center – 2027 Pennsylvania Ave.

Washington County State Health Center – 67 N. Main St., Suite 100, Washington.

Wayne County:

Wayne County State Health Center – 615 Erie Heights,

Westmoreland County:

Westmoreland County State Health Center – 233 W. Otterman St., Greensburg

Monessen State Health Center – 1 Wendell Ramey Ln., Suite 140, Monessen.

Wyoming County

York County State Health Center – 1750 N. George St., York.

York City Health Bureau – 5632 State Route 6, Tunkhannock.

York County:

435 W. Philadelphia St., York.

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