Congressman Bill Foster is calling for an overdose reversal drug to become more readily available.
Foster, along with 19 other members of Congress, wrote the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, asking them to make Naloxone, which reverses opioid overdoses, an over the counter medication.
For the drug to work, it has to be administered quickly, but under its current status as a prescription drug, it often reaches an overdose victim too late.
Multiple states have implemented liability laws that increase access to Naloxone; something Foster thinks should be adopted on a federal level.
The Naperville Fire Department has Naloxone supplies in their vehicles to be able to treat those experiencing overdoses in the field.
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