Doses of Narcan will be provided to public libraries and YMCAs nationwide.
Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Public libraries, YMCAs offered free Narcan kits

Public libraries and YMCAs across the United States soon will be equipped with a a nasal spray that works to counteract the effects of opioid overdoses, Time reported.

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Emergent BioSolutions, which this month completed its acquisition of Narcan maker Adapt Pharma, will provide a free kit that includes educational materials and two doses of the naxalone nasal spray,. 

They are being offered to the country’s 16,568 public libraries and 2,700 YMCAs, according to a statement Wednesday. It will supplement the Narcan in Schools program, in which four free doses of Narcan have been offered to each U.S. high school, Time reported.

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“These two programs reflect our commitment to educating the public about the potential risks of opioids and the critical role of naloxone during an opioid overdose emergency and reinforce our mission –- to protect and enhance life,” Emergent Senior Vice President Doug White, head of the company’s devices business unit, said in a statement.

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