Opioid Crisis: Free Kits Can Reverse Effects of Overdose

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The public health spotlight is on COVID-19, but the opioid epidemic still is a major priority in Ohio with a continued tragically high number of drug-overdose deaths.

Nearly 4,000 overdose deaths were reported in 2020, but the final number is expected to approach or exceed the 2017 record of 4,854.

One strategy to reduce the number is the distribution of narcan or naloxone.

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