White House Calls on US Schools to Carry Naloxone, Train Staff and Students on Use

In response to adolescent overdose deaths doubling from 2019 to 2020, the White House is urging all schools to carry the emergency overdose reversal drug naloxone and train students and faculty on how to administer it, Maya Yang reports for The Guardian. A recent study found that among persons aged 14–18 years, overdose deaths increased 94 percent from 2019 to 2020 and 20 percent from 2020 to 2021. The study also found that the median monthly overdose deaths among persons between 10 and 19 years old increased 109% from July–December 2019 to July–December 2021.

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