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Naloxone in Utah: Stopping Drug Overdoses

Published on February 27, 2017 • Last updated March 1, 2023 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Fatal Accidents


Opioid abuse is increasing. Opioids include both prescription painkillers and illegal drugs like heroin. Increased abuse leads to a high number of overdose deaths in Utah. However, in an effort to stop drug overdose deaths the state Department of Health now allows pharmacies to provide naloxone over the counter, without a prescription. This post will help you understand what this medication is and how it could save someone you care about.

What is naloxone?

Naloxone is a medication that combats the effects of opioids, specifically during an overdose. Importantly, the medication works within two to five minutes. It is included in emergency overdose response kits and proven to reduce overdose deaths.

  • How does it help?

The Department of Health is working to reduce the number of deaths from overdose. Having naloxone readily available at pharmacies will make this life-saving medication more accessible.

Also, the Department is emphasizing prevention. Since overdoses are often accidental, having this medication on hand before they happen is essential Having naloxone on hand in case of an overdose can save a life.

If you know you are at risk for an overdose or know someone who is, consider buying this life-saving medication and keeping it in case of an emergency.

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