Jefferson Parish Distributes Overdose Kits At Five Firehouses

New York Becomes First State To Make Narcan Available At Pharmacies

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Jefferson Parish is now making opioid overdose rescue packs available for free at five fire stations in the parish.

Narcan nasal spray can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, buying time until first responders arrive.

The coroner says more than 200 people suffer fatal overdoses in the parish every year

East Bank Fire Chief Dave Tibbets says he wishes it weren't necessary to distribute the rescue packs, but they're here for people who need them.

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