FARGO (KFGO/KVRR) — An NDSU program has received a $250,000 state grant to make Narcan more readily available.
A team of students in the university’s Opioid and Naloxone Education (ONE) program is partnering with public health facilities to make Narcan nasal spray kits available across the state.
“Imagine being in a hockey arena and someone overdoses. There’s no life-saving medication. That person has to wait until an ambulance or police officer gets there,” NDSU professor and pharmacist Dr. Heidi Eukel said.
Because of the grant, Narcan will soon be available in schools, bars, campgrounds, community centers, sports arenas, retail stores and other facilities.