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UNT Health Science Center Launches Program to Address Opioid Overdoses

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The Fort Worth Business Press reports that the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) has started distributing doses of the opioid overdose reversal drug, Naloxone. They are also providing training to administer the medicine.

Naloxone is used to treat someone suffering an opioid overdose. UNTHSC will train their medical students, faculty and staff and will also partner with the Fort Worth Fire Department to make Naloxone available as needed.

The state-funded Texas Targeted Opioid Response project had awarded UNTHSC 4,5000 cartridges of Narcan, a brand product containing two doses of Naloxone.

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