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November 17, 2021 - Harrisburg, PA

Wolf Administration Reminds Pennsylvanians to Keep Naloxone on Hand to Combat Overdose Deaths

Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Jen Smith joined Department of Health (DOH) Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and the Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) at South Central EMS to encourage Pennsylvanians to keep naloxone on hand and highlight how residents, businesses, and first responders can access naloxone.

"As we work to deal with the increase in overdose deaths across the commonwealth, expanding access to naloxone continues to be a top priority of the Wolf Administration," said DDAP Secretary Jen Smith. "You never know when you may come across an individual suffering from an overdose. There are numerous ways that Pennsylvanians can access life-saving naloxone and we're here today to encourage that people take advantage of those resources."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20257_DDAP_Naloxone_NK_001.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>A box of narcan is pictured during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to keep naloxone on hand and highlight how members of the public, businesses, and first responders can access naloxone, at South Central EMS on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20257_DDAP_Naloxone_NK_002.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jen Smith speaks during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to keep naloxone on hand and highlight how members of the public, businesses, and first responders can access naloxone, at South Central EMS on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20257_DDAP_Naloxone_NK_003.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>South Central EMS Chief and CEO Jason Campbell speaks during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to keep naloxone on hand and highlight how members of the public, businesses, and first responders can access naloxone, at South Central EMS on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20257_DDAP_Naloxone_NK_004.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senior Project Manager at PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency Samantha Koch speaks during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to keep naloxone on hand and highlight how members of the public, businesses, and first responders can access naloxone, at South Central EMS on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20257_DDAP_Naloxone_NK_005.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jen Smith speaks during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to keep naloxone on hand and highlight how members of the public, businesses, and first responders can access naloxone, at South Central EMS on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20257_DDAP_Naloxone_NK_006.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Health Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson speaks during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to keep naloxone on hand and highlight how members of the public, businesses, and first responders can access naloxone, at South Central EMS on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20257_DDAP_Naloxone_NK_007.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jen Smith speaks during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to keep naloxone on hand and highlight how members of the public, businesses, and first responders can access naloxone, at South Central EMS on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20257_DDAP_Naloxone_NK_008.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>South Central EMS Chief and CEO Jason Campbell speaks during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to keep naloxone on hand and highlight how members of the public, businesses, and first responders can access naloxone, at South Central EMS on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20257_DDAP_Naloxone_NK_009.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senior Project Manager at PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency Samantha Koch speaks during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to keep naloxone on hand and highlight how members of the public, businesses, and first responders can access naloxone, at South Central EMS on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20257_DDAP_Naloxone_NK_010.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Health Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson speaks during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to keep naloxone on hand and highlight how members of the public, businesses, and first responders can access naloxone, at South Central EMS on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20257_DDAP_Naloxone_NK_011.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Health Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson speaks during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to keep naloxone on hand and highlight how members of the public, businesses, and first responders can access naloxone, at South Central EMS on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20257_DDAP_Naloxone_NK_012.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senior Project Manager at PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency Samantha Koch speaks during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to keep naloxone on hand and highlight how members of the public, businesses, and first responders can access naloxone, at South Central EMS on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20257_DDAP_Naloxone_NK_013.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jen Smith speaks during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to keep naloxone on hand and highlight how members of the public, businesses, and first responders can access naloxone, at South Central EMS on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20257_DDAP_Naloxone_NK_014.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Health Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson speaks during a press conference, which encouraged Pennsylvanians to keep naloxone on hand and highlight how members of the public, businesses, and first responders can access naloxone, at South Central EMS on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.