“We are committed to ensuring that naloxone is widely available to help those with the disease of addiction,” Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam said.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — The Wolf administration has launched the Statewide Naloxone Allocation Request Portal.

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The portal allows organizations serving high-risk populations the ability to request additional naloxone nasal spray, the administration said.

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“We are committed to ensuring that naloxone is widely available to help those with the disease of addiction,” Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam said in a release Tuesday. “Naloxone has one role, and that is to save someone who is suffering from an overdose. It is essential that every Pennsylvanian consider obtaining naloxone to help save a life.”

The Wolf administration says eligible organizations must use the spray for one or more of the following populations:

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  • Individuals using Syringe Service Programs (SSPs) and harm reduction services;
  • Individuals leaving state prisons and county jails;
  • Individuals engaged in and/or leaving treatment or detox and those who are in recovery;
  • Individuals who have experienced a nonfatal overdose; and/or
  • Other high-risk populations identified by the organization (i.e., pregnant/post-partum women with a history of opioid use disorder, individuals experiencing homelessness, etc.).

Click here to access the portal.