Governor Tom Wolf has announced that in accordance with its agreement with the state Department of Health, Radnor-based Adapt Pharma will supply free doses of Narcan, its emergency nasal-spray treatment for opioid overdoses, to 128 high schools across Pennsylvania including six in Montgomery County, writes Alison Burdo for Philadelphia Business Journal.
Adapt announced in January it would be donating $75 worth of Narcan to high schools nationwide.
Abington, Abington Jr, Wissahickon, Pottstown, Pottsgrove, and Spring-Ford High Schools are part of this program that will make two free doses of Narcan available on their campuses. The medication can reverse heroin or prescription pain pills overdose by blocking the effects of opioids on the brain.
“We understand the crucial role schools can play to change the course of the opioid overdose epidemic by working with students and families,” said Seamus Mulligan, Adapt’s chairman and CEO. “We also want every high school in the country to be prepared for an opioid emergency by having access to a carton of NARCAN Nasal Spray at no cost.”
Read more about Adapt Pharma’s donation at Philadelphia Business Journal by clicking here.