- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - A pharmacy in a southwest Ohio county hit hard by deadly heroin overdoses has become one of the first in the state approved to dispense a potentially life-saving heroin overdose medicine.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports (https://bit.ly/1Pon1TH ) officials with Community First Pharmacy in Butler County say they’ve been approved by the Ohio Pharmacy Board for the physician-approved protocol for dispensing Narcan.

The non-profit pharmacy would be the only one in the county authorized to provide it over the counter without a prescription.

The Butler County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services Board provided $5,000 in funding to support the program.

In 2015, the county had more than 130 drug overdoses. Officials say they’re hoping treatment for an overdose leads to a more comprehensive evaluation of the person suffering from addiction.



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Information from: The JournalNews of Hamilton, https://www.journal-news.com/cgi-bin/liveique.acgi$sch=jnfront?jnfront

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