Overdose Reversal Drug Narcan Available as a Prescription

November 30, 2014 12:20 AM

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November 29, 2014 - In Erie County alone this year, heroin has killed 21 people, while another 29 have died of other synthetic opiate overdoses.

Senate Bill 1164 was signed into law by Governor Corbett in late Sept. as Act 139 of 2014, allowing first responders to administer the overdose reversal drug, naloxone (brand name Narcan) to individuals experiencing an overdose. Act 139 officially went into effect Saturday, November 30.

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