Saturday, December 20, 2014

SNOHOMISH COUNTY- Antidote for Opiate Drug Overdose

There is now an antidote that is available to the public for overdoses of opiate drugs. Four area pharmacies offer a kit with naloxone, also called Narcan.

Narcan can be used to block the effects of pain killers such as oxycodone, Vicodin, codeine and heroin in the case of an overdose. In 2013, 86 people died from opioid drug overdoses in Snohomish County. 440 cases of opiate poisonings were treated last year by Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett.

If you have a relative or friend who abuses drugs, having a kit available may save their life. The kits are available at the following pharmacies:

Providence Pharmacy
9200 N. Kelsey St., Monroe
(360) 794-5555

QFC Pharmacy
27008 92nd Ave NW, Stanwood
(360) 629-0662

Haggen Pharmacy
3711 88th St. NE, Marysville
(360) 530-7761

Bellegrove Pharmacy
18800 142nd Ave. NE, Woodinville
(425) 455-2123

For more information go to:

The Herald:

Medline Plus:







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