Pharmacists are passionate about the quality and integrity of the medicines we dispense and want to provide the best care to patients. In fact, the pharmacy profession as it is recognized today was created out of a movement to protect the public from adulterated and misbranded medications. We know that the counterfeit medications circulating in our community are deadly dangerous and there is more we can do to raise awareness and keep each other safe!
King County Public Health is launching Laced & Lethal, a campaign to increase awareness of fentanyl-laced drugs and to promote youth access to the opioid reversal agent, Naloxone.
Learn more at https://www.lacedandlethal.com/
People with food allergies carry an EpiPen in case of emergency. People taking insulin for their diabetes might carry glucagon to reverse dangerously low blood sugar. Why shouldn’t others carry Naloxone?
Naloxone (Narcan) is a life-saving medication administered to reverse an opioid overdose. It does not matter if the opioids were prescription pills taken by mouth or heroin that was injected, Naloxone will work either way. If someone has taken multiple drugs or is ‘crossed’ Naloxone will only work to counteract the opioids in their system. Most importantly, it is essential to ensure medical help in on the way.
Check out our video on how to use Naloxone:
If you want to get Naloxone completely anonymously, stop by Kelley-Ross Polyclinic or Union Center Pharmacy locations and mention Laced & Lethal. There is no need to provide your name or process it through your insurance, but we may ask your age and zip code. This program is intended for teenagers living in King County, WA but there are other ways to access Naloxone – don’t hesitate to ask!
Naloxone can also be mailed to you after you fill out this online form: https://www.kelley-ross.com/polyclinic/ll/
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