Cuyahoga County to receive nearly 3,500 doses of naloxone to fight overdoses in statewide initiative

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CLEVELAND — In an attempted to combat overdoses across Ohio, tens of thousands of naloxone doses are being rapidly deployed in areas of the state facing the highest morbidity and mortality rates from unintentional opioid overdoes—and Cuyahoga County will receive the most.

Around 60,000 doses of the life-saving overdose reversal drug naloxone will be deployed to zip codes in 23 counties across the state. The allocation is based on overdose deaths and overdose-related emergency department visits in each area weighted to the population of that area.

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