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NYC Bars Stocking Up On Narcan

  • Gothamist, Tuesday, January 17, 2023 4:42 PM
growing number of New York City’s nightlife establishments are stocking their cabinets with an opioid overdose rescue kit. "In New York City, where one resident dies from a drug overdose every three hours, opioid-related deaths continue to reach record highs, driven by swells during the COVID-19 pandemic," per Gothamist. "The sprawling effort to distribute free Narcan, the brand name for the drug naloxone, is led by the Mayor’s Office of Nightlife. It has spent the last few years piecing together how to partner with nightlife owners, promoters and workers to reduce overdoses."

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