Hopes to prevent overdose fatalities
The Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps on Nov. 10 launched a program in which its emergency medical technicians leave behind “overdose rescue kits” behind when they respond to opioid-abuse emergencies.
The kit contains Narcan, an antidote for opioid overdoses. It is left with a family member or in the house in the hope it will reduce fatalities. The program began in 2019 in New York state and was recently launched in Putnam County.
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