Three Chester County High Schools to Receive Nasal Spray for Opioid Overdose
In line with its agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Adapt Pharma is donating two doses of Narcan Nasal Spray to 128 high schools across the state, including three in Chester County, writes Alison Burdo for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Oxford Area High School and the Tredyffrin-Easttown and Avon Grove school districts will receive the life-saving drug.
The medication reverses heroin or prescription pain pill overdoses by blocking the effects of opioids on the brain.
In January, Adapt Pharma, the Irish company with its U.S. headquarters located in Radnor, announced it was donating of a two-dose carton of Narcan – valued at $75 – to every high school in the country through the Department of Education.
“We understand the crucial role schools can play to change the course of the opioid overdose epidemic by working with students and families,” said Seamus Mulligan, Adapt’s chairman and CEO. “We also want every high school in the country to be prepared for an opioid emergency by having access to a carton of Narcan Nasal Spray at no cost.”
Read more about the program in the Philadelphia Business Journal here.
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