A student suffering from a drug overdose at school could be administered Narcan (Naloxone) by a school nurse if legislation in the Illinois House makes it through the General Assembly. Narcan is a treatment for those who have overdosed on opiates like heroin and prescription painkillers.
While it isn't a daily occurrence, local activist and recovering heroin addict Chad Sabora tells The Big Z it is important to have the medication handy wherever the potential for overdose exists.
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The bill has cleared a legislative committee and now moves to the House floor for a vote