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Ann Arbor Public Schools to start keeping Naloxone in medical kits

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The Ann Arbor public school district is adding Naloxone to the medical response tool kits it keeps in all its buildings.

The life-saving medication is used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

The district’s Executive Director of Student & School Health and Community, Jenna Bacolor, says this is being done strictly as a precaution, and not in response to any recent event.

“Stocking Naloxone, or Narcan, is a way we are just being prepared for any type of medical emergency. Whether someone is having a cardiac problem, or in this case, maybe experiencing an opioid-related overdose."

Bacolor says the medication is being provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at no charge to the school district.

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Taylor Pinson is a former WEMU news reporter and engineer.
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