Anti-overdose medication may be authorized for schools

Capital News Service
LANSING — A drug used to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose could be on hand in Michigan schools free of charge. The drug, called Naloxone, is currently not available without a prescription. The Senate recently passed legilslation which would allow schools to decide to have the drug on hand for free as long as training is received by a registered nurse. The bill now goes to the House. Opioid addiction has been tackled before in the Legislature, including requiring life support vehicles, like ambulances, to carry the life-saving drug.