IDPH: 1,000+ free naloxone kits have been claimed since Narcan Access Day

“(We are) very, very pleased with the results we had, with the number of kits dispensed,” he said. “And we had nothing but positive feedback from participating pharmacies and the Iowa Pharmacy Association and the Iowa Board of Pharmacy as well.”

The goal was to give the kits to those who use drugs and to the family members and friends who may be present when an overdose occurs.

Individuals picking up a Narcan kit were not required to identify themselves, so it’s not known how many of the kits ended up with people who fit the target population.

“Hopefully, it’s going to intended recipients that can find benefit in having that,” Gabbert said.

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