Kanawha County Teaching Opioid Overdose Treatment< < Back to
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Health officials in Kanawha County will be teaching the public how to use the opioid overdose-reversing treatment naloxone.
The training will take place Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department. The Marshall University School of Pharmacy is partnering to offer the free training on administering the life-saving drug, known by the brand name Narcan.
The training is suggested for first responders, people at risk of opiate-related overdose and their family members, friends and caregivers.
Naloxone kits will be given out at the end of the training.
Pre-registration is required by Tuesday afternoon.
A new law approved last year lets first responders carry naloxone. A law recently signed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will make naloxone available without a prescription starting in July.