Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and first lady Jane Beshear announced Tuesday that about 500 kits will be distributed to the five hospitals operated by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. The kits will be provided free of charge to every overdose patient discharged from the system’s hospitals.
Naloxone is available in injectable or nasal mist forms. The drug can quickly reverse the effects of a heroin overdose.
Conway — the state’s Democratic nominee for governor — says the kits will get the medicine in the hands and homes of people who need it most.