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Delaware House Passes Two Opioid Overdose Bills

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DOVER, Del. - Delaware is one step closer to curbing overdose deaths related to opiods, like heroin and prescription painkillers.

Thursday, the Delaware House of Representatives passed House Bill 388, which lets trained police officers carry and administer Naloxone, medication that essentially reverses the effects of opioid overdose.  The bill passed the House 40-1, and is now headed for a vote in the Senate.

Senate Bill 219 passed unanimously, giving friends and family of heroin addicts the ability to buy Naloxone using the addicts' prescription.  That bill now heads to Governor Jack Markell's desk to be signed.

 

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