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State lawmakers push for overdose drug in school

April 15th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Maryland lawmakers passed the bill that will require schools to stock the overdose-reversal drug Naloxone.  The “Start Talking Maryland Act” also will require school systems to develop lesson plans on the risks of opioids — including heroin — starting in the third grade. In Montgomery County, school nurses who are county Health Department staff members already have access to Naloxone and are trained in how to administer the drug. The bill that passed in Annapolis would require all schools to have Naloxone and would expand training to designated staff members — not just school nurses.

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