By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– A life-saving drug used for opioid overdoses could be available with easier access. The Polis administration announced $1.8 million in funding to Colorado’s naloxone bulk purchase fund.

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Naloxone can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. It can also keep someone who has overdosed, stable, which allows for more time for medical professionals to provide critical care.

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The money, made available through the American Rescue Act, allows eligible organizations to purchase naloxone at no cost to the agency.

Jennifer McRae