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Center in northern Ky. begins offering naloxone to fight heroin epidemic
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 7, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
A new effort is underway in Kentucky's fight against the heroin epidemic.
The Naloxone Harm Reduction Center in downtown Falmouth saw a handful of patients Saturday and gave out kits containing two doses of the drug and the materials to take it. Funding for the kits was donated.
Officials say the kits will save lives in the event of a heroin overdose.
Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy Director Van Ingram said he looks for the clinic to create a pilot program for others to follow.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com