HARRISMARCH 29, 2017 At every school in New Rochelle, just north of the Bronx, in Westchester, there is a locked medicine cabinet in the nurse’s office, stocked with things like EpiPens for allergic reactions, inhalers for asthma, Tylenol for aches and pains.
In New Jersey, Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo, a Democrat, sponsored a bill in the fall that would require all high schools to stock naloxone.
A partnership between Narcan’s producer, Adapt Pharma, and the Clinton Foundation, offers any high school in the country two free doses of Narcan.
Adapt Pharma covers the cost of the medication, and the Clinton Foundation does outreach to schools and districts.
In an indication of the reach of the epidemic, President Bill Clinton said last year that three of his friends had lost children to opioid overdoses.