Naloxone Being Given Away Statewide Saturday

The fight against opioid overdose deaths continues Saturday with the statewide distribution of almost 52,000 Naloxone kits. That is the medicine used to reverse an opioid overdose. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has sent out the medication to more than 1,000 pharmacies, which will give it away for free and without a prescription all day. Twenty-three pharmacies in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties will have Naloxone available as part of the effort. In 2017, the last full year for which stats are available, state health officials say Michigan had 2,053 opioid overdose deaths. Here is the link to a map with all the participating pharmacies.

The following pharmacies are taking part:

Benton Harbor: Benton Harbor Community Pharmacy

Benton Harbor: Walgreens (Napier Avenue)

Berrien Springs: Rite Aid

Bridgman: Rite Aid

Buchanan: Rite Aid

Cassopolis: Rite Aid

Coloma: Rite Aid

Dowagiac: Rite Aid

Hartford: Rite Aid

Niles: Rite Aid (11th Street)

Niles: Walgreens (11th Street)

Niles: Walmart

Paw Paw: Family Fare

Paw Paw: Paw Paw Village Pharmacy

Paw Paw: Walgreens

Paw Paw: Walmart

St. Joseph: CVS

St. Joseph: Van’s Pharmacy

St. Joseph: Walgreens (Hilltop Road)

South Haven: Meijer

South Haven: Walmart

Stevensville: Meijer

Stevensville: Walgreens (John Beers Road)