Life-saving kits urged as tool to help combat Marin’s opioid epidemic
“We’re trying to get Narcan more widely distributed in order to keep up with this epidemic,” said Matthew Willis, the public health officer with the department. “That’s why we chose to hand it out to attendees at this event. We want to make sure it’s in the hands of family and friends of users who might be bystanders in the event of an opioid overdose.”
Doctors sometimes unknowingly prescribe opioids to people who are misusing prescription drugs, which increases risk of addiction and overdose. Prescribers are now required to check the CURES system— a list of medicines each patient is being prescribed— before prescribing opioids. RxSafe Marin physicians contributed to this video to promote effective CURES use.
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October 24 from 9:00am-3pm
Marin Center Exhibit Hall, San Rafael
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