Law to curb fatal overdoses about to take effect

November 29, 2014 8:43 PM

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Law to curb fatal overdoses about to take effect

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration says a prescription drug that can reduce fatalities from heroin overdoses is about to become more widely available in Pennsylvania to police and the public.

Key provisions take effect Saturday in a September law that was passed in an effort to get the drug naloxone into the hands of more people who can use it to stop heroin overdoses.

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