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SUNY Oswego police to receive naloxone kits

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OSWEGO — SUNY Oswego campus police soon will receive naloxone kits through money received from the state attorney general’s office.

Each of the 21 officers will receive the $60 kit. Naloxone, which comes as a nasal spray, counteracts the effects of an opioid overdose.

The funding comes from the Community Overdose Prevention program, started in April to train and equip law enforcement agencies with the potentially life-saving spray.

Two students and another man overdosed on heroin May 10, leading to one death. Another SUNY Oswego student died April 24 due to a suspected drug overdose.

The school tried to acquire funding for the kits before the recent heroin incidents, said Julie Blissert, the college’s director of public affairs.

“We knew it was an apparent problem, and we’re making steps to combat it,” she said.

The kits will include two vials of naloxone, two mucosal atomization devices, one pair of latex gloves and a booklet on the use of naloxone, according to the attorney general’s office. The kits have a two-year shelf life.

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