Drug overdose reversal kits distributed in West Virginia
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Four West Virginia counties considered “high-risk” are receiving kits to temporarily reverse drug overdoses.
Hundreds of naloxone kits for use by law enforcement personnel, emergency responders and others are going to Fayette, Mercer, Raleigh and Wyoming counties.
Community Connections Executive Director Greg Puckett told The Register-Herald that distributing naloxone in local communities will save lives. Puckett is also a Mercer County commissioner.
Fayette County Health Department Administrator Teri Harlan said availability of naloxone in the past has been “hit or miss.” She said it’s significant to be able to get 200 kits at one time.