CRISIS OF OPIOIDS | Baltimore Co. delivers 4K + antioid opioid doses to hospitals
BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WBFF) – Baltimore County announced Friday that four local hospitals will receive approximately 1,200 doses of each of the naloxone opioid medications to combat deaths due to opioids. Overdose.
Greater Baltimore Medical Center, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Northwest Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center at the University of Maryland will each receive the doses that will be given to high-risk patients who are given high, according to a press release.
The initiative is part of "a multi-pronged approach to stopping the wave of deaths from opiate overdoses," the county health department announced.
Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of the Department of Health and Human Services, gave hospitals their lot of Narcan (a brand of naloxone), according to the press release.
"Naloxone works! We know that this medication saves lives when it is administered on time," Dr. Branch said in a statement. "Making it available in our local emergency rooms can mean giving someone a second chance to change their life trajectory."