The Henrico Citizen

New laws increase access to opioid overdose reversal drug

Responding to the state’s opioid epidemic, Virginia is expanding the number of people legally authorized to dispense and administer the overdose reversal medication naloxone. Gov. Ralph Northam has signed into law bills allowing paramedics, school nurses and regional jail personnel to administer naloxone. The General Assembly passed the legislation during its 2019 session.Northam signed: • HB 2158, sponsored by Del. […]

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