Rogue Community Health offering naloxone to patients

Medford, Ore. — Rogue Community Health is working to get naloxone into the hands of its patients. The drug counteracts opioid and heroin overdoses.

Rogue Community Health Pharmacy staff said current patients can get the antidote at little to no cost. Pharmacy employees are encouraging everyone with an opioid prescription to carry naloxone.

“It’s just like an epipen, it’s just in case, it doesn’t mean we think they are going to abuse their medication, it doesn’t mean that we think something is going to happen adverse, it’s that just in case protection,” Amy  Baker said, the Director of the Rogue Community Health Pharmacy.

Rogue Community Health hopes to expand the program in the future, and make it available to anyone.

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