Health Officials Urge Individuals, Families to Seek Treatment or Access to Naloxone in Wake of Six Suspected Heroin Overdose Deaths
NEW CASTLE (July 25, 2017) – Health and public safety officials are urging people in active use of heroin or other opioids and their families to seek immediate treatment or have the overdose-reversing medication naloxone on hand in the wake of six suspected heroin overdose deaths in the past three weeks involving specific stamps. Through […]
Department of Justice, Division of Public Health To Provide Lifesaving Opioid Antidote to Law Enforcement Agencies
As part of the state’s ongoing effort to reduce the number of heroin and opioid related deaths in Delaware, Attorney General Matt Denn allocated funds to be used to purchase approximately 450 naloxone kits for law enforcement agencies through a partnership with the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH). The approximately $50,000 for the purchase […]
The Department of Health and Social Services has received the first reports of people in Delaware overdosing on opiates and being revived by community members who administered the overdose-reversing medication naloxone themselves.
As a new school year starts, nurses in Delaware’s public high schools will have access to the overdose-reversing drug naloxone through a donation to the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) from a company that manufactures naloxone auto-injector units.
Governor Markell Signs Bill Authorizing Law Enforcement to Carry, Administer Anti-Overdose Medication
Joined by elected officials, law enforcement officers, first responders, non-profit leaders, and families who have lost loved ones to drug overdoses, Governor Markell signed legislation authorizing law enforcement officers to carry Naloxone, a prescription drug that counteracts the effects of opioid-related overdoses.