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updated 10:21 PM UTC, Feb 19, 2019

Baldwin Measure to Provide Rural E-M-S Naloxone Included in Farm Bill

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

The Farm Bill passed by the U-S Senate includes a measure from Wisconsin's Tammy Baldwin aimed preventing opioid overdoses in rural areas.

  It would support rural E-M-S agencies with equipment purchases and training staff on how to use the opioid-reversing drug naloxone (nuh-lox-ohn).  Baldwin said," no first responder should be unable to save a life because they don't have what they need."  She says this reform will make naloxone and other resources more accessible and affordable.  The House and Senate need to negotiate their versions of the Farm Bill before sending the final legislation to the president.

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