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Naloxone for San Francisco Police Department!

HRC PARTNERS WITH SF POLICE TO PREVENT OVERDOSE

SFPD naloxone kit1Harm Reduction Coalition has partnered with the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), to distribute the lifesaving drug naloxone.

Under a pilot program San Francisco police officers in the Central, Southern, Mission, Northern and Tenderloin Police Stations will be trained by Harm Reduction Coalition’s DOPE project on how to recognize life-threatening opioid overdose, and administer intranasal naloxone as an antidote.

Eliza Wheeler from Harm Reduction Coalition’s DOPE project said of this new initiative

“This was a great opportunity for collaboration between public health and public safety. We are excited to have been a part of the design and implementation of the SFPD’s pilot naloxone program and hope that this results in lives saved here in San Francisco”

A press release from the SFPD states “We are in the business of saving lives. Naloxone will help us accomplish our mission.”

 

 

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