Johnson County EMS medical director Ryan Jacobsen shows examples of devices that could be used to administer the drug naloxone. This week, the Kansas Legislature passed a bill to allow the drug naloxone — which saves lives by stopping opioid overdoses — to be distributed similarly to an EpiPen to family members and patients who are prescribed opioids for pain management.
Johnson County EMS medical director Ryan Jacobsen shows examples of devices that could be used to administer the drug naloxone. This week, the Kansas Legislature passed a bill to allow the drug naloxone — which saves lives by stopping opioid overdoses — to be distributed similarly to an EpiPen to family members and patients who are prescribed opioids for pain management. Shane Keyser skeyser@kcstar.com
Johnson County EMS medical director Ryan Jacobsen shows examples of devices that could be used to administer the drug naloxone. This week, the Kansas Legislature passed a bill to allow the drug naloxone — which saves lives by stopping opioid overdoses — to be distributed similarly to an EpiPen to family members and patients who are prescribed opioids for pain management. Shane Keyser skeyser@kcstar.com

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March 31, 2017 7:00 AM

Kansas catching up on access to opioid overdose meds

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