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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