Narcan Available At CVS Stores

An agreement between the New York State Department of Health and CVS Pharmacy, the pharmacy retailer which currently stands as the second largest pharmacy chain in the country, have struck a deal to provide naloxone to customers without a prescription. The agreement from earlier this month, authorizes 479 locations across the state to carry Narcan, the medication that reverses opioid overdoses, to customers who will receive directions on administration by pharmacists. Naloxone works by blocking the effects of an opioid for 30 to 90 minutes, however, individuals should still go to the hospital to seek emergency treatment. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti-drug initiative which began in 2006, focused on the state’s opioid dependence by instructing 85,000 community and public safety personnel to be trained to recognize opioid overdoses and to respond by administering naloxone and by calling 911. According to reports, 1,500 lives have been saved from overdose since January 2014. State Senator David Carlucci hosted his third Naloxone training seminar earlier this week, this time in the Ossining Public Library, where members of the Ossining Police Department, concerned citizens, and service providers from Westchester and Rockland County, attended the two hour session.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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