DENVER – Thursday, Aug. 31 is Worldwide Overdose Consciousness Day.
Overdoses on opioid medicine – each authorized and unlawful – have been on the rise in recent times and President Donald Trump declared the issue a ‘nationwide emergency’ earlier this month. In line with the Colorado Division of Public Well being and Setting, 329 Coloradans died from prescription opioid overdoses in 2015.
Pharmacies across the state are serving to to struggle drug overdoses by providing the opioid overdose antidote naloxone to anybody and not using a prescription.
Many pharmacies additionally will take previous or leftover prescription drugs off your arms for no cost.
You’ll discover a listing of collaborating pharmacies at Colorado.gov/cdphe/pdo-prevention.