To save lives and give individuals a chance to get into treatment, the Wolf Administration is focused on increasing access to naloxone
, a life-saving medication that can reverse the fatal effects of opioid overdose.
In April 2015, Physician General Levine signed a standing order prescription
that allowed first responders, like municipal police and fire departments, access to the medication. Since then, law enforcement has saved at least 1,200 lives with naloxone.