For Immediate Release
Contact: Dr. Susan Bissett
May 24, 2022—The West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute (WV DII) is donating 500 boxes (1,000 units) of 8mg intranasal naloxone to the City of Huntington. This life-saving overdose reversal drug will be used by the Huntington Police Department and Harmony House, a partnering agency with the City of Huntington in the community's efforts to reduce overdose deaths and continue its focus as the "City of Solutions” in regard to the opioid epidemic.
“We are pleased to provide support to the City of Huntington and are thankful to Hikma Pharmaceuticals, for their generation donation that will allow us to distribute over 2,000 units of Kloxxado (8mg intranasal naloxone) throughout our state,” said Dr. Susan Bissett, president of the WV DII.
Bissett will deliver this life-saving medication to Jan Rader, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Drug Control Policy and Public Health at 4:00pm on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Harmony House located at 627 Fourth Avenue in Huntington. Press are welcome to attend.
“The City of Huntington has a strong relationship with the WV DII and we share the mission of wanting to reduce and prevent overdose deaths in our city and state,” said Rader. “Public-private partnerships are an essential and important part of combatting the opioid epidemic.”
Media can direct questions to Dr. Susan Bissett at: (304) 941-4182.