State To Give Heroin Overdose Kits To 3 Hospitals
The three Kentucky hospitals that treat the most heroin overdoses are getting reversal kits to hand out to patients.
The kits will go to University Hospital in Louisville, the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, and St. Elizabeth Hospital in northern Kentucky.
The kits contain naloxone, which can restart breathing in people who have overdosed.
The initiative to hand out 2,000 kits was announced Tuesday by first lady Jane Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway.
The pilot program is being funded through Kentucky's Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory Committee.