EACS considers stocking Narcan at school clinics

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An Allen County school district is considering stocking an opioid overdose-reversal drug.

Administrators with East Allen County Schools are asking the school board to stock Narcan in every school clinic, through a program from Adapt Pharma that would give high schools two doses of the drug at no cost.

The Journal Gazette reports schools can purchase extra doses after that, with a two-dose package running $75, and the proposal would see the district buying enough for every school building to have at least two doses at all times.

Supporters argue that school clinics already have to stock medicine that counters allergic reactions, and Narcan is credited with saving the lives of overdose victims.

No vote was taken on the issue Tuesday night.

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