Boston stocks all city buildings with opioid overdose reversal drug

Boston is outfitting all the buildings owned by the city with opioid overdose emergency kits by the end of the year, according to The Boston Globe.

The kits will include naloxone — the drug that reverses opioid overdoses — instructions for administering the drug, and other medical supplies. The city will also offer employees elective training on how to prevent overdoses and administer naloxone, according to the report.

The emergency kits were piloted at Boston Public Health Commission buildings and the Boston Public Library. The rollout will begin with City Hall and a handful of other buildings.

Aetna donated $30,000 for the kits, according to the report.

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