Utah: Salt Lake County Libraries to Distribute Opioid Overdose Drug Naloxone
From KUER/NPR Utah:
As opioid overdoses from prescription and illicit drugs continue to plague Utah, librarians are often at the front lines. Now, libraries in Salt Lake County will be taking a proactive approach: distributing the overdose drug naloxone.
In the coming weeks, the 18 library branches in Salt Lake County will start giving out naloxone for free, no questions asked. Salt Lake County is one of the few library systems nationwide to take on this role, according to Liz Sollis.
The program does not include the Murray or Salt Lake City Public Library branches which are separate from the County’s system.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.