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Posted on: September 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] What is Narcan?

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 NARCAN® Nasal Spray counteracts the life-threatening effects of opioid overdose. Since most accidental overdoses occur in a home setting, it was developed for first responders, as well as family, friends and caregivers.  NARCAN® (Naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray is the first FDAapproved nasal form of naloxone for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose.For more information, please visit Prevention Point Pittsburgh's mail-based Narcan program - Anyone in Pennsylvania can sign up online and have the medication delivered directly to their homes. ·To qualify for mail-based Naloxone distribution, you will need to view a training video, answer a short quiz, and provide enrollment information. ·Please note that NEXT is a community-based distributor and does not interact with health insurance in any way; for that reason, the enrollment form is not HIPAA compliant. If you would prefer a secure platform, consider Script Health. ·Opioid overdose prevention and response trainings can vary, and in some cases cover the topic extensively. We encourage you to visit NEXT Naloxone's educational resources page to learn more about rescue breathing, the recovery position, opioid overdose aftercare and a host of other valuable topics. The training video, quiz, and enrollment are available in both English and Spanish.

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