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Peru Police Latest to get Drug for Treating Opioid Overdose

Posted by wlpo on July 23, 2016

The Peru Police Department will be better equipped to respond to overdose calls, thanks to a donation by the LaSalle County MRC.

The Medical Reserve Corps donated several doses of the so-called “nasal naloxone” to the Peru PD on Wednesday. Naloxone is a drug which can help counter the effects of opioid overdose.

The LaSalle MRC has been donating naloxone to several police departments in the Illinois Valley as a result of a grant they recently received. The $15,000 grant was awarded to them to expand the LaSalle County Naloxone Training Program, and they’re using some of the money to give the drug to police departments which have already completed the program.

The MRC started offering the program, which is specifically designed for law enforcement, earlier this year.

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