Tag Archives: Narcan

Region 16 school board approves Narcan policy

REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education last week gave its final approval to a policy covering the use of Narcan, paving the way for the drug used…

Region 16 schools to carry Narcan soon

REGION 16 — Narcan, a drug used to combat an opioid overdose, will soon be accessible in Region 16 schools. In November, the Region 16 Board of Education, which oversees…

Region 16 to keep Narcan in schools

REGION 16 — In a step officials described as being proactive, Region 16 schools will soon keep a drug used to combat an opioid overdose on hand. The Region 16…

Lawsuit against drug makers attracting interest

Like many first responders, Prospect Mayor Robert Chatfield keeps a dose of Narcan, a drug to combat opiate overdoses, in his vehicle. Chatfield, who is also a member of the…

Naugatuck firefighters carrying Narcan

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Fire Department is now equipped with another life-saving tool: Narcan. Narcan, also known as Naloxone, is a drug used to treat opioid overdose. In 2014, the…

State enlists pharmacists to combat opioid crisis

Pharmacists are now on the front line of the state’s battle with opioid addiction. The number of overdose deaths from opioids has risen over the past few years, and state…

First responders put Narcan to use

Members of Beacon Hose Company No. 1 rushed to intercept a train at the Beacon Falls Train Station for a medical emergency on a Friday in late November. When the…