York City offering free naloxone on Wednesday

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018 file photo, a Narcan nasal device which delivers naloxone lies on a counter as a health educator gives instructions on how to administer it in the Brooklyn borough of New York. On Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, the U.S. government told doctors to consider prescribing the overdose antidote naloxone to many more patients who take opioid painkillers. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The York City Bureau of Health on Wednesday will offer free naloxone to members of the community as a part of the state's Stop Overdoses in PA initiative.

The bureau will offer the life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Albert S. Weyer Health Center, located at 435 West Philadelphia St, according to a city news release on Tuesday.

There is a limited supply of the drug. Businesses and organizations that wish to receive naloxone should contact the York Adams Drug and Alcohol Commission.

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There were 172 opioid-related deaths in the county in 2018, according to the York Opioid Collaborative, formerly called the York County Heroin Task Force.

Additional information about the opioid epidemic, naloxone and the state's Stop Overdoses in PA initiative can be found here.

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at lhullinger@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD.