Emergency medical boxes aimed at reversing the effects of opioid overdoses may soon be available in several Centre County Government buildings. The County wants to put what are called Naloxone boxes in the Courthouse and several other buildings. Each box would contain Narcan — one of the medications that can reverse an opioid overdose. The Narcan would be in nasal form, and has proven to be effective elsewhere.
Centre County Commissioner Steve Dershem saying: “Its a nasal dispensed product. Even if you do it by accident on somebody who isn’t in an opiate overdose situation, it would be no harm no foul.”
The County is seeking close to $1,200 in State Funding to pay for the Naloxone boxes.