DENVER (AP) — The attorney general’s office says it’s buying 2,500 drug overdose kits to help police and emergency responders confront Colorado’s opioid epidemic.
Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced the purchase — and training for officials in 17 counties — on Monday.READ MORE: FBI Denver Believes Gabby Petito's Body Has Been Found In Wyoming
It’s part of a partnership with police, Denver Health and other groups fighting a crisis that’s seen more than 6,900 drug overdose deaths in Colorado since 2006. Those deaths involve both heroin and opioid prescription drugs.READ MORE: Rollover Crash In Colorado Springs Kills Active Duty Air Force Airman
Nearly $265,000 will be used to buy kits of Narcan — a nasal form of the drug Naloxone that reverses overdoses.
The funds come from settlements with pharmaceutical firms that are dedicated to public health programs.MORE NEWS: 4 Large COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Opening This Week In Colorado
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